On This Day in Music for November 3

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1752 George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation

  • 1920 "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater
  • 1927 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC
  • 1943 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1960 Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 performances
  • 1970 "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1974 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1992 "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton cover) single released by Whitney Houston (Billboard Song of the Year 1993)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1996 "It's a Slippery Slope" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
  • 1998 "400 Degreez" 3rd studio album by Juvenile is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1999)

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009 23rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson & Chaka Khan win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Birthdays in Music

  • 1587 Samuel Scheidt, German baroque composer, born in Halle (d. 1654)
  • 1656 Georg Reutter, Austrian composer and organist (d. 1738)
  • 1689 Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, composer
  • 1753 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer
  • 1780 Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer
  • 1781 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer
  • 1801 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma)
  • 1815 Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer
  • 1863 Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer
  • 1867 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, born in Bad Schachen (d. 1944)
  • 1875 Emils Darzins, composer
  • 1880 Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer
  • 1888 William Charles Denis Browne, composer
  • 1897 Karel Salmon, composer
  • 1904 Gideon Fagan, composer
  • 1904 Janis Kalnins, composer
  • 1907 James Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn, tap-dancer/socialist
  • 1907 Joe Turner, US jazz pianist
  • 1911 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Hailar Manchuria, composer (Creation)
  • 1914 Hallgrimur Helgason, composer
  • 1933 John Barry, English composer
  • 1934 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Singer, Actress, Dancer, Founder of Calcutta Youth Choir
  • 1937 Paula Wayne, Hobart Oklahoma, vocalist (Everything's Great)
  • 1940 Dieter Acker, composer
  • 1941 Brian Poole, Essex England, vocalist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1943 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • 1948 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • 1954 Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (If I Strip For You), born in London, England
  • 1960 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1960 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • 1962 Marilyn, rocker (You Don't Love Me)
  • 1967 Steven Wilson, English musician and producer (Porcupine Tree), born in Kingston upon Thames
  • 1969 Robert Miles, Swiss record producer, composer and musician in trance and ambient music.
  • 1973 Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz), American musician
  • 1973 Mick Thomson, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • 1977 Jane Monheit, American jazz singer, born on Long Island, New York
  • 1979 Tim McIlrath, American musician (Rise Against)
  • 1989 Paula DeAnda, American singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1711 Ferdinand Tobias Richter, composer, dies at 60
  • 1803 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, dies at 75
  • 1832 Pietro Generali, composer, dies at 59
  • 1904 Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer, dies at 57
  • 1911 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer, dies at 79
  • 1913 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer, dies at 83
  • 1936 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, dies at 42
  • 1945 Alessandro Longo, composer, dies at 80
  • 1958 Harry Revel, movie composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee), dies
  • 1959 Friedrich Niggli, composer, dies at 83
  • 1964 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • 1966 Eric Spear, British composer for film and TV (Coronation Street theme)
  • 1983 Alfredo Antonini, conductor (Jane Froman Canteen), dies at 82
  • 1986 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1993 Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor, dies at 97
  • 1995 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • 2002 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
  • 2006 Paul Mauriat, French musician (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)
  • 2010 Jim Clench, Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (b. 1949)
  • 2016 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), dies at 94