On This Day

On This Day in Music for October 18

Events in Music

  • 1752 Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"
  • 1855 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Prometheus" premieres

Weddings in Music

  • 1952 Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico
  • 1986 "Fleetwood Mac" member Christine McVie (43) weds keyboardist Eduardo Quintela
  • 2011 Actress, model and singer Bijou Phillips (32) weds actor and disc jockey Danny Masterson (36) at a private castle in Ireland

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 18

  • 1545 John Taverner, English composer (Western Wynde), dies at about 55
  • 1767 Joseph Paul Ziegler, Austrian composer, dies at 45
  • 1771 Robert Praelisauer, German composer, music director, and priest, dies at 62
  • 1788 Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer, dies at 56
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