On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 5

Events in Music

  • 1726 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
  • 1891 Music Hall (now Carnegie Hall) opens in New York City, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as guest conductor of teh New York Music Society Orchestra
  • 1900 "The Billboard" began weekly publication
  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin
  • 1951 "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • 1955 "Damn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
  • 1967 The Kinks release "Waterloo Sunset" as a single; peaks at #2 on the British charts
  • 1971 Courtney, Courtney, and Link's musical "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC, runs for 5 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1984 American rock singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde (32) weds Scottish 'Simple Minds' singer Jim Kerr (25), in a horse-drawn carriage in New York City; divorce in 1990
  • 2007 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

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Musicians Who Died on May 5

  • 1613 Johann Steuerlein, German composer, dies at 66
  • 1702 Jacob Hintze, German composer, dies at 79
  • 1831 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer, dies at 65
  • 1837 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (Andromeda), dies at 85
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