On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 3

Events in Music

  • 1917 Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque" and "Israel Symphony" premiere in Carnegie Hall, NYC, with Artur Bodanzky conducting the former, and the composer conducting the latter
  • 1952 "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
  • 1956 Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 678 performances
  • 1960 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)
  • 1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 performances
  • 1981 "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1986 31st Eurovision Song Contest: Sandra Kim for Belgium wins singing "J'aime la vie" in Bergen
  • 1987 "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1986 American Mousketeer-actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds American harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt (55)
  • 1991 American singer Andy Williams weds 2nd wife Debbie Hass
  • 1998 "Jekyll & Hyde" lead singer Linda Eder (37) weds composer Frank Wildhorn (38) at their new 8-acre estate in North Salem, New York

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Musicians Who Died on May 3

  • 1567 Leonhard Paminger, Bavarian composer, dies at 72
  • 1598 Anna Guarini, Italian singer (b. 1563)
  • 1704 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1792 Carlo Zuccari, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
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