On This Day in Music for December 20

Events in Music

  • 1600 Ottario Rinuccini and Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published
  • 1823 Play "Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus" by Helmina von Chézy with incidental music by Franz Schubert premieres in Vienna

Divorces in Music

  • 2005 Actress Renée Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage
  • 2007 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 26 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on Dec 20

  • 1539 Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer dies at 33
  • 1783 Antonio Soler, Spanish Catalan composer (Fandango), dies at 54
  • 1793 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, dies at 54
  • 1799 David Traugott Nicolai, German composer, dies at 66
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