On This Day in Music for February 13

Events in Music

  • 1914 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) founded at Hotel Claridge in NYC
  • 1917 Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is arrested in Paris on suspicion that she is a German spy
  • 1946 "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1960 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1960 "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1972 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances
  • 1973 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola" premieres in NYC
  • 1974 "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC
  • More Events in Music

Weddings in Music

  • 1940 American actress Lana Turner (19) weds American bandleader Artie Shaw (29) in a Las Vegas elopement; divorce after 4 months
  • 1983 Film genius Jerry Lewis (56) marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

More Weddings & Divorces in Music