On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 12

Events in Music

  • 1832 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan
  • 1894 Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC

Weddings in Music

  • 1971 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France
  • 1990 American singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto
  • 2005 "La Femme Nikita" actress Anne Parillaud (45) weds musician Jean-Michel Jarre (56) in Paris

Divorces in Music

  • 2016 Actress Billie Piper and fellow actor Laurence Fox divorce after 8 years of marriage

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Musicians Who Died on May 12

  • 1811 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, French classical cellist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1825 Elias Mann, American composer, dies at 75
  • 1825 Stanislao Mattei, Italian composer, teacher, musicologist, and monk dies at 75
  • 1843 Johann Georg Lickl, Austrian organist, kapellmeister, and composer, dies at 74
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