On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 29

Events in Music

  • 1753 Joseph Haydn's first opera "Krumme Teufel" (The Limping Devil) premieres in Vienna
  • 1901 Ignacy Jan Paderewski's opera "Manru" has its world premiere in Dresden, Germany
  • 1913 Igor Stravinsky's avant-garde ballet score "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, provoking a riot
  • 1950 The Carter family debut on the Grand Ole Opry with Chet Atkins
  • 1956 Arnold Schoenberg's "Modern Psalm" premieres
  • 1960 Everly Brothers single "Cathy's Clown" hits #1
  • 1962 4th Grammy Awards: Moon River, Peter Nero win
  • 1971 "Court Room" by Clarence Carter hits #61
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Weddings in Music

  • 1992 American "Chaplin" and "Iron Man" actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds American actress and singer Deborah Falconer (26); divorce in 2004

Divorces in Music

  • 1952 Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.
  • 2010 Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

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