On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 13

Events in Music

  • 1767 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's first opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus", written when he was 11 years old, premieres in Salzburg
  • 1848 First performance of Finland's national anthem "Maamme", composed by Fredrik Pacius, Swedish words by Johan Ludvig Runeberg
  • 1941 Willy Lewis' US jazz band performs in Switzerland
  • 1954 "Pajama Game" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances
  • 1966 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the UK
  • 1973 "Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1975 "Rodgers & Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • 1978 "Angel" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1932 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich marries Nina Varsar
  • 1985 American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen (35) weds American actress Julianne Phillips (25) at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon; divorce in 1989
  • 2017 Country music vocalist Dan Smyers (29) weds longtime love Abby Law in Nashville, Tennessee

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