On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 16

Events in Music

  • 1868 Bedřich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres at the New Town Theatre in Prague
  • 1879 Antonín Dvořák's "Slavonic Dances" premieres
  • 1941 1st US radio performance of Robert Russell Bennett''s "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"
  • 1947 Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics
  • 1952 "New Faces of 1952" opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 365 performances
  • 1963 "Beast in Me" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1965 "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 1966 The Beach Boys release their groundbreaking album "Pet Sounds", containing hit singles "Sloop John B" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice", and "God Only Knows"
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Weddings in Music

  • 1986 "King Crimson" founder and guitarist Robert Fripp (40) weds British actress and rock singer Toyah Wilcox (27) at Church of St. Mary, St. Cuthurga and All Saints in Witchampton, England
  • 1987 American singer David Crosby (45) weds Jan Dance (35) at Hollywood Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles, California
  • 2006 "Korn" bassist Fieldy (36) weds Deena Beber at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California

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