On This Day in Music for November 5

Events in Music

  • 1846 Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres
  • 1883 Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio
  • 1955 New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1956 The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1958 "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb

Music releaseAlbum Release

1982 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1985 "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1987 "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • 1987 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
  • 1989 "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1992 "Show Off" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 2003 37th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins
  • 2014 48th CMT Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win

Birthdays in Music

  • 1494 Hans Sachs, German composer, playwright and shoemaker
  • 1654 Christian Liebe, German composer
  • 1666 Attilio Ariosti, Italian composer born in Bologna
  • 1819 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer
  • 1841 Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, composer
  • 1866 Daniel Protheroe, composer
  • 1895 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer
  • 1917 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born on Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • 1921 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt)
  • 1924 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • 1929 Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor
  • 1931 Ike Turner, Miss, AKA Mr Tina Turner!, guitarist (A Fool in Love)
  • 1935 Jerry Amper Dadap, composer
  • 1935 John Nicholas Maw, composer
  • 1938 Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1941 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • 1943 Pablo Gomez, Spanish musician (Los Bravos), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1946 Herman Brood, Dutch painter/singer/pianist (Sleepin' Bird)
  • 1948 Peter Hammill, English singer/songwriter (Patient)
  • 1948 Rick Cobb, hard rock drummer (Bloodrock)
  • 1949 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1956 Rob Fisher, Bath England, rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes)
  • 1957 Michael "Mike" Score, British rock guitarist (A Flock Of Seagulls), born in Beverly, Yorkshire, England
  • 1957 David Moyse, Adelaide Australia, rock vocalist (Air Supply)
  • 1958 Don Falcone, American musician and producer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer (Heaven), born in Kingston, Ontario

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams
  • 1960 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy)
  • 1962 Brian Wheat, rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1971 Jonny Greenwood, guitarist (Radiohead)
  • 1971 Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer
  • 1974 Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy)
  • 1974 Ryan Adams, American musician
  • 1979 Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer
  • 1986 BoA [Kwon Boa], South Korean singer, born in Gyeonggi-do
  • 1987 Kevin Jonas, American guitarist, member of the Jonas Brothers

Deaths in Music

  • 1743 Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer, dies at 44
  • 1772 Johannes Schmidlin, composer, dies at 50
  • 1860 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • 1933 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1942 George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer George M. Cohan
Composer
George M. Cohan
  • 1946 Sigismond Stojowski, composer, dies at 77
  • 1951 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
  • 1951 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, Czech organist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1956 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, dies from complications of uremia at 47
  • 1960 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1964 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer, dies at 57
  • 1977 Guy Lombardo, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), dies in Houston at 75
  • 1986 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1989 Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • 1989 Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • 1996 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer, dies at 62
  • 1996 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • 1997 Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (b. 1959)
  • 2000 Jimmie Davis, singer and politician (b. 1899)
  • 2002 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) dies of cardiovascular disease at 66
  • 2003 Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • 2009 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, dies at 84
  • 2010 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2012 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103