On This Day

On This Day in Music for July 24

Events in Music

  • 1917 Trial of Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari begins in Paris for allegedly spying for Germany and thus causing the deaths of 50,000 soldiers
  • 1942 Irving Berlin's musical "This Is The Army" premieres in NYC
  • 1965 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1965 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
  • 1965 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts
  • 1967 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
  • 1982 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • 1983 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York
  • 1972 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill
  • 2004 "The Calling" singer Alex Band (23) weds "Cleopatra 2525" actress Jennifer Sky (27) in West Palm Beach, Florida

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Musicians Who Died on Jul 24

  • 1652 Johann Weichmann, German organist, and sacred and secular music composer (Sorgen-Lägerin), dies at 32
  • 1739 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday
  • 1809 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74
  • 1812 Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63
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