On This Day

On This Day in Music for December 19

Events in Music

  • 1881 Opera "Hérodiade" by Jules Massenet is produced in Brussels
  • 1957 Meredith Willson's musical "The Music Man", starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 1375 performances, wins 5 Tony and a Grammy Award
  • 1969 Beatle's 7th Christmas fan-club single is released
  • 1971 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 1973 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1975 British guitarist Ron Wood joins The Rolling Stones
  • 1984 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library [1]
  • 1985 "Wind in the Willows" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1919 Composer and songwriter Cole Porter (28) weds socialite Linda Lee Thomas (36)
  • 1998 American actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds American singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2002
  • 2009 American pop singer, musician, and actor Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 19

  • 1614 Melchior Bischoff, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1749 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer, dies at 76
  • 1800 Georg Peter Weimar, German cantor and composer, dies at 66
  • 1810 Johann Heinrich Egli, Swiss violinist and composer, dies at 68
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