On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 21

Events in Music

  • 1892 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • 1941 Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp
  • 1955 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote' musical "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 165 performances
  • 1959 "Gypsy" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances
  • 1960 Leontyne Price becomes the first African American to sing the lead at Teatro alla Scala in Milan in "Aida"
  • 1966 "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • 1966 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1966 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97
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Weddings in Music

  • 1994 American country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds American roots-rock bassist Robert Reynolds (32); divorce in 1999

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Musicians Who Died on May 21

  • 1812 Joseph Wolfl, Austrian composer, dies at 38
  • 1815 Roman Hoffstetter, German classical composer, dies at 73
  • 1817 Johann Friedrich Christmann, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1844 Guiseppi Baini, Italian composer and priest, dies at 68
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