On This Day in Music for October 23

Events in Music

  • 1919 Orchestra Hall, designed by C. Howard Crane opens in Detroit, Michigan; home of the Detroit Symphony, 1919-39 and 1989 to present, also known as The Paradise Theater, featuring top jazz performers and films, 1941-51
  • 1919 Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1921 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno
  • 1942 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory")
  • 1961 "Kwamina" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1968 "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1969 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 2010 American singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds British actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India; divorce in 2012

More Weddings & Divorces in Music