On This Day in Music for March 29

Events in Music

  • 1879 Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin" premieres in Moscow
  • 1941 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Requiem Symphony"
  • 1941 WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)
  • 1947 "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances
  • 1960 Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres
  • 1966 Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "It's a Bird... It's A Plane...It's Superman" opens at Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 129 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1929 American actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (17) weds her dancing partner Jack Pepper (26); divorce in 1931

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Musicians Who Died on Mar 29

  • 1788 Charles Wesley, English leader of Methodist movement and hymn writer, dies at 80
  • 1802 Frederic Thieme, French composer, dies at 51
  • 1803 Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch composer (b. 1733)
  • 1880 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, dies at 62
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