On This Day in Music for November 23

Events in Music

  • 1887 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
  • 1903 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • 1946 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1950 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • 1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
  • 1963 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1964 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 1964 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
  • 1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 performances
  • 1977 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1992 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opens at Booth NYC for 232 performances
  • 1993 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1993 "Doggystyle" debut album by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown

Music awardsMusic Awards

2014 41st American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik

Birthdays in Music

  • 1748 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer
  • 1765 Thomas Attwood, composer
  • 1797 Gabor Matray, composer
  • 1843 Josef Sucher, composer
  • 1862 Alberto Williams, composer (Etrerno Reposo), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1876 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (d. 1946)
  • 1878 Andre Caplet, composer
  • 1879 Andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)
  • 1887 Paul Malengreau, composer
  • 1887 Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish-born dancer (d. 1943)
  • 1896 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
  • 1896 Ruth Etting, American dancer, singer and actress (Roman scandals), born in David City, Nebraska (d. 1978)
  • 1906 Mervyn Roberts, composer
  • 1919 Claudio Santoro, composer
  • 1920 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • 1925 Johnny Mandel, American songwriter
  • 1926 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), born in Harmontown, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • 1928 Jakob Jez, Slovenian composer, born in Boštanj
  • 1928 Jerry Bock, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1931 Gloria Lynne, American Jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Krzysztof Penderecki, Debica Poland, composer ("Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima")
  • 1939 Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)
  • 1950 Cecil Hooker, rocker (Snuff)
  • 1952 Bill Troiano, musician
  • 1953 Francis Cabrel, French singer
  • 1954 Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
  • 1955 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian composer and pianist
  • 1957 John "Jellybean" Benitez, music producer
  • 1966 Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)
  • 1967 Patrick Mameli, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Pestilence)
  • 1969 Jonathan Seet, Canadian singer
  • 1972 Kurupt, rapper (Tha Dogg Pound)
  • 1984 Lucas Grabeel, American actor and singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1992 Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress/Singer
Miley Cyrus

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1940 RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson

Deaths in Music

  • 1585 Thomas Tallis, composer, dies
  • 1752 Conrad Michael Schneider, composer, dies at 79
  • 1787 Anton Schweitzer, composer, dies at 52
  • 1848 Alfred Julius Becher, composer, dies at 45
  • 1853 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, dies at 67
  • 1853 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1865 Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer, dies at 41
  • 1916 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, dies at 77
  • 1926 Frederic Ayers, composer, dies at 50
  • 1931 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
  • 1932 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • 1937 Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68
  • 1940 Catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82
  • 1948 Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 63
  • 1952 Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62
  • 1974 Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • 1979 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1992 Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
  • 1993 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • 1994 Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
  • 1994 Erick Frederick Hawkins, US dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85
  • 1994 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), commits suicide at 55
  • 1995 Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1995 Jr. Walker, American musician (b. 1931)
  • 1996 Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
  • 2001 O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2010 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)