On This Day

On This Day in Music for November 4

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1783 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Symphony No. 36" premieres in Linz, Austria

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1876 Johannes Brahms' 1st Symphony in C premieres in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden
  • 1890 Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg
  • 1908 Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC
  • 1909 Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
  • 1946 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1950 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1950 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • 1954 "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 John Lennon utters his infamous line at a Royal Variety Performance "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And for the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry…" in London

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseAlbum Release

1968 "Wichita Lineman" 12th album by Glen Campbell is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1969)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell
  • 1990 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances
  • 1993 "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 1995 "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1996 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut album "Spice", goes on to sell 23 million copies

Singer Geri Horner
Geri Horner
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham

Music releaseAlbum Release

1997 "Come On Over" 3rd studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1999)

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • 2003 "Shock'n Y'all" 8th studio album by Toby Keith is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2004)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year earning 135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Music awardsMusic Awards

2018 Camila Cabello wins four awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Bilbao, Janet Jackson accepts the Global Icon award

Birthdays in Music

  • 1640 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1697)
  • 1656 Leonard Sailer, German composer and organist, born in Ulm (d. after 1694)
  • 1674 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, born in Schweinfurt (d. 1751)
  • 1708 Robert Praelisauer, composer
  • 1800 Eduard Brendler, composer
  • 1823 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, born in Netěchovice, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • 1841 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1871)
  • 1846 Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer
  • 1859 Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer
  • 1868 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)
  • 1872 Herman Finck, composer
  • 1881 Gena Branscombe, composer
  • 1887 Knut Algot Hakanson, composer
  • 1889 Alton Augustus Adams, composer
  • 1891 Miroslav Krejci, Czech composer
  • 1897 Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara)
  • 1900 Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars)
  • 1903 Ion Vasilescu, composer
  • 1906 Arnold Atkinson Cooke, composer
  • 1906 Siegfried Borris, composer
  • 1911 Ssamu Shimizu, composer
  • 1912 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1978)
  • 1921 Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer
  • 1922 Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer
  • 1927 Vittorio Fellegara, composer
  • 1935 Elgar Howarth, composer
  • 1938 Harry Elston, R&B singer (Friends of Distinction ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1940 Delbert McClinton, singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1944 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist/conductor (WB Collective)
  • 1954 Chris Difford, British guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1956 James Honeyman-Scott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)
  • 1956 Jeff Watson, rock guitarist (Night Ranger)
  • 1956 Jordan Rudess, American musician (Dream Theater)
  • 1957 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Kim Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • 1960 Frl. Menke, German pop singer of the Neue Deutsche Welle
  • 1961 Daron Hagen, American composer
  • 1961 Edward Knight, American composer
  • 1961 Les Sampou, American musician
  • 1961 Edward Knight, Ann Arbor, Michigan, composer
  • 1963 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon)
  • 1963 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1965 Gregory Scott [Koenig], Dearborn Mich, guitarist (Signs of Life)
  • 1965 Malandra Burrows, English actress and singer
  • 1965 Tomoaki Ishizuka "Pata", Japanese musician
  • 1965 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1966 Kool Rock, [Damon Wimbley], rapper (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)

Person of interestPuff Daddy

1969 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer (Come to Me, I'll be Missing You), born in NYC, New York

Rapper Puff Daddy
Puff Daddy
  • 1974 Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Redwood City. California
  • 1975 Michael Osmond, Utah, singer (Osmond Boys)
  • 1986 Alexz Johnson, Canadian singer and actress
  • 1987 T.O.P. [Choi Seung-hyun], Korean singer-songwriter (Big Bang) and actor, born in Seoul, South Korea

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009 R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years

Singer Usher

Deaths in Music

  • 1702 Thomas Eisenhut, German composer, dies at 58

Person of interestFelix Mendelssohn

1847 Felix Mendelssohn [Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Great Scherzos), dies at 38

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1853 Alexander Stadtfeld, German composer, dies at 27
  • 1890 Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, Polish composer, dies at 46
  • 1898 Charles Jerome Hopkins, American composer, dies at 62
  • 1924 Gabriel Urbain Faure, French composer (Requiem), dies at 79
  • 1931 Buddy Bolden, African-American jazz musician, dies
  • 1935 Miklos Radnai, composer, dies at 43
  • 1937 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, dies at 61
  • 1939 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer, dies at 69
  • 1953 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer, dies at 89
  • 1957 Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer, dies at 78
  • 1965 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, dies at 77
  • 1969 Ferenc Szabó, Hungarian composer (Lúdas Matyi, Légy jó mindhalálig), dies at 66
  • 1994 Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (MC5), dies at 46
  • 1995 Marti Lynne Stringer Caine, singer/comedienne, dies at 50
  • 2005 Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • 2010 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • 2012 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2016 Eddie Harsch [Edward Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog, The Black Crowes), dies at 59