On This Day in Music for May 5

Events in Music

  • 1726 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1891 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

  • 1900 "The Billboard" began weekly publication

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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
  • 1962 West Side Story soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
  • 1971 "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1984 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • 1990 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1994 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • 1996 "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2015 "Traveller" debut album by Chris Stapleton is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2016, Billboard Album of the Year 2016)

Music releaseMusic Single

2018 Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover

Birthdays in Music

  • 1657 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer (d. 1708)
  • 1680 Giuseppe Porsile, Neapolitan composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1750)
  • 1715 Daniel Dal Barba, Italian composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1801)
  • 1749 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1794)
  • 1819 Stanisław Moniuszko, Polish composer, born in Ubiel, Belarus (d. 1872)
  • 1842 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Austrian composer, born in Frauental, Styria, Austria (d. 1899)
  • 1846 Federico Chueca, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1908)
  • 1848 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • 1854 Antonio Smareglia, Italian composer, born in Pula, Austria-Hungary (d. 1929)
  • 1865 Felicjan Szopski, composer
  • 1867 Thomas Tertius Noble, composer
  • 1869 Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Alberto Cametti, composer
  • 1883 Leopold Samuel, composer
  • 1883 Petar Konjovic, composer
  • 1886 Manuel Borguno, composer
  • 1900 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • 1901 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1907 Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
  • 1915 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress and singer (Hello Frisco, Hello, Fallen Angel, Stowaway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • 1918 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)
  • 1922 Jay D Miller, record producer
  • 1922 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
  • 1927 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Marshall Grant, American bassist (Johnny Cash's Tennessee Two), born in Bryson City, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • 1932 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 2008)
  • 1934 Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
  • 1935 Edward "Kidd" Jordan, American jazz saxophonist and music educator, born in Crowley, New Orleans
  • 1936 Patrick Gowers, British composer
  • 1937 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), born in Coventry, England (d. 2001)
  • 1938 Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)

Person of interestTammy Wynette

1942 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1943 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • 1945 Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
  • 1948 Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1950 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star)
  • 1950 Googoosh, Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین), Iranian, Persian Singer & actress
  • 1951 Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
  • 1952 Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
  • 1954 Angelo Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • 1959 Ian McCulloch English rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here), born in Liverpool
  • 1962 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • 1963 James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
  • 1964 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1966 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
  • 1971 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
  • 1978 Ola Gjeilo, Norwegian composer (Dreamweaver), born in Skui, Norway

Person of interestCraig David

1981 Craig David, English singer (7 Days, Insomnia), born in Southampton, Hampshire

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Singer-songwriter
Craig David
  • 1982 Edyta Sliwinska, Polish ballroom dancer
  • 1984 Wade MacNeil, Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire)
  • 1984 Eve Torres, American dancer and model
  • 1985 Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress, illustrator and singer
  • 1987 Marija Šestić, Bosnian singer
  • 1988 Brooke Hogan, American singer
  • 1988 Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer and songwriter

Person of interestAdele

1988 Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You), born in Tottenham, London

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele

Person of interestChris Brown

1989 Chris Brown, American R&B singer, born in Tappahannock, Virginia

Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown

Weddings in Music

  • 2007 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

Deaths in Music

  • 1604 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 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
  • 1840 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, German composer, dies at 67
  • 1840 Matthaus Fischer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1885 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), dies at 73
  • 1892 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer, dies at 80
  • 1957 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer, dies at 74
  • 1960 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, dies at 58
  • 1963 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 [Reverend] Gary Davis, American blues and folk guitarist (A Little More Faith), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 1982 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, dies at 56
  • 1986 John William Haussermann Jr., American composer, dies at 76
  • 1986 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, dies at 94
  • 1988 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), dies at 68
  • 1995 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
  • 1998 Syd Lawrence, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), dies at 74
  • 2004 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), dies at 44
  • 2004 José Maceda, Filipino composer, dies at 87
  • 2006 Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2008 Thomas Boggs, American rock drummer (Box Tops), dies at 63
  • 2015 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), dies of cancer at 63