On This Day

On This Day in Music for July 16

Events in Music

  • 1782 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" premieres in Vienna with Mozart conducting
  • 1966 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances

Weddings in Music

  • 1974 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah
  • 1980 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award-winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California
  • 2010 Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen (52) weds costume designer Helen L. Simmons (42) at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Resort in Florida

Divorces in Music

  • 2012 British actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces American pop star Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 16

  • 1729 Johann David Heinichen, German composer, dies at 46
  • 1762 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, dies at 87
  • 1868 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, dies at 87
  • 1917 (Ludwig) Philipp Scharwenka, German pianist, composer (Sakuntala; Album polonaise), and educator, dies at 70
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