On This Day in Music for January 3

Events in Music

  • 1780 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
  • 1843 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale" premieres in Paris
  • 1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final opera "Iolanta", is first performed outside of Russia in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1914 Kelman, Cushing, and Heath's musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
  • 1920 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres
  • 1941 Sergei Rachmaninoff's final composition "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia, with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • 1969 John Lennon's "Two Virgins" album declared pornographic in New Jersey
  • 1970 "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1987 Singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams (23) marries Ramon T. Hervey in NYC; divorce 1997
  • 2004 Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2018 Actress Ellen Page reveals she has married dancer Emma Portner

Divorces in Music

  • 1990 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage

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