On This Day

On This Day in Music for March 14

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1847 Premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" at the Teatro della Pergola, Florence

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1864 Gioachino Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris

  • 1885 Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London at the Savoy Theatre

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1901 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A

Composer Anton Bruckner
Anton Bruckner

Film release premierFilm Premier

1940 "The Road to Singapore" directed by Victor Schertzinger starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, first of seven such films premieres

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1941 Xavier Cugat & orchestra record "Babalu"
  • 1964 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1971 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win

Music concertMusic Concert

1991 The Dave Matthews Band perform their first show as part of a benefit for the Middle East Children's Alliance

Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
  • 1993 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • 1993 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • 1993 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances

Music awardsGrammy Awards

2021 63rd Grammy Awards: Beyoncé breaks record for most Grammys won by a singer (28), Taylor Swift win Album of the Year and Billie Eilish Record of the Year

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles
Singer-Songwriter Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • 1623 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1668)
  • 1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1767)
  • 1726 Josef Antonin Stepan, Bohemian composer, born in Kopidlno, Czech Republic (d. 1797)
  • 1727 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German composer, born in Danzig (Gdańsk), Royal Prussia (d. 1756)
  • 1755 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1789)
  • 1795 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1856)
  • 1804 Johann Strauss the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March), born in Leopoldstadt, Austria (d. 1849)
  • 1815 Josephine Lang, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1880)
  • 1826 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, born in Buckland, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • 1831 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, born in Kalisz, Poland (d. 1896)
  • 1835 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, Spanish composer, born in Murcia, Spain (d. 1906)
  • 1875 Norman O'Neill, English composer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1934)
  • 1883 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • 1884 Wintter Haynes Watts, American composer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1894 Josef Schelb, German composer, born in Bad Krozingen, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Ernest Hill, American jazz double-bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1904 Voltaire "Volly" De Faut; American jazz reed player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Jean Goldkette), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1973)
  • 1906 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire; (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Nikolay Petrovich Rakov, composer
  • 1911 Joe Mooney, American jazz and pop accordionist, organist, and vocalist, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1912 Les Brown, American big band leader (His Band of Renown - "Sentimental Journey"), born in Reinerton, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Witold Rudzinski, Polish composer, born in Sebezh, Russia Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • 1914 Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Eunice Katunda, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1919 Luther Henderson Jr, American orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1921 Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1971)
  • 1922 Les Baxter, American exotica musician, orchestra leader and composer (Ritual Of The Savage, Born Again), born in Mexia, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1925 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1926 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 1926 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Dieter Schnebel, German experimental composer (Harley-Davidson, for nine motorbikes and trumpet), born in Lahr, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Phil Phillips [Baptiste], rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1934 Shirley Scott, American swing and blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1935 Jo van den Booren, composer
  • 1938 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), born in Tokyo (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • 1943 Jim Pons, American rock bassist (Turtles: Mothers of Invention), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1945 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • 1945 Michael Martin Murphey, American country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945 Walt Parazaider, American rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Jona Lewie [John Lewis], British pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ("You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"; "Stop the Cavalry"), born in Southampton, England
  • 1949 Roger Powell, American Moog synthesizer and keyboard player (Utopia - Deface The Music; Todd Rundgren), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Peter "Ollie" Halsall, British rock guitarist and vibraphone player (Patto; The Rutles; Kevin Ayers), born in Southport, England (d. 1992)
  • 1954 Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)
  • 1955 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42 - "Hot Water")
  • 1956 Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • 1958 Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), born in Krakow, Poland (d. 2013)
  • 1959 Patrick Dupond, dancer (La Bayadere), born in Paris, France
  • 1963 Cyco Mike [Mike Muir], American thrash metal vocalist (Suicidal Tendencies), born in Venice, California
  • 1981 Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese concert pianist, born in Shanghai, China
  • 1983 Jordan Taylor Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson - "MMMMbop"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1983 Johnny Flynn, English actor (Emma) and singer-songwriter, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1985 Idaira, Spanish singer
  • 1988 Mark Falgren, Danish drummer (Lukas Graham - "7 Years"), born in Denmark
  • 1989 Colby O'Donis [Colón] American singer (Lady Gaga -"Just Dance"), songwriter, and record producer, born in Queens, New York

Weddings in Music

  • 2006 Comedian and actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2009 Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt (36) weds Brittney Cade at a private ceremony in Ojai, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt

Deaths in Music

  • 1760 Anton Filtz [Fils], German composer, dies at 26
  • 1768 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • 1801 Christian Friedrich Penzel, German musician and composer, dies at 63
  • 1860 Louis-Antoine Jullien, French conductor, dies at 47
  • 1861 Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58
  • 1944 Pavel Chesnokov, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 66
  • 1954 Ludomir Michał Rogowski, Polish composer, dies at 72
  • 1958 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli), dies at 64
  • 1973 Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • 1977 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • 1982 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 59
  • 1986 Benno Ammann, Swiss composer, dies at 81
  • 1986 Jozef Kresanek, composer, dies at 73
  • 1988 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music), dies at 94
  • 1991 Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid), dies of AIDS-related complications at 40
  • 1991 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter (Save the Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • 1995 Gerard Thomas Victory, composer, dies at 73
  • 2004 Genevieve [Ginette Auger], French actress and singer (The Jack Paar Show), dies of a stroke at 83
  • 2009 Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. (b. 1947)
  • 2013 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2014 Werner Rackwitz, German opera director and musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), dies at 84
  • 2016 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), dies at 81
  • 2020 Genesis P-Orridge [Neil Megson], British avant-garde rock singer-songwriter, and performance artist (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV), dies of leukemia at 70