On This Day in Music for October 24

Events in Music

  • 1885 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • 1939 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
  • 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1962 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1963 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • 1964 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1980 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1991 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • 1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1789 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, Spanish composer, born in Tàrrega, Catalonia (d. 1855)
  • 1808 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, born in Großschönau, Saxony, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1811 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
  • 1842 Josef Nesvera, composer
  • 1863 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), born in Cartagena, Murcia (d. 1929)
  • 1867 Franco Leoni, composer
  • 1877 Pavel Grigor'yevich, composer
  • 1882 Emmerich Kálmán, Siófok, Austria-Hungary, Hungarian composer of operettas
  • 1890 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer
  • 1897 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Karl Otto Runolfsson, composer
  • 1901 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Elizabeth Poston, composer
  • 1911 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1913 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone, born in Bassano del Grappa (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Jean Vallerand, composer
  • 1924 Jose Casanovas, composer
  • 1925 Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)
  • 1927 Renato de Grandis, composer
  • 1927 Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1929 George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)
  • 1930 Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)
  • 1931 Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • 1936 Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)
  • 1936 Rainer Kunad, composer
  • 1937 Miguel Angel Coria, composer
  • 1938 Fred E Finn, pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939 Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem
  • 1944 Ted Templeman, American musician and record producer, born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1946 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf)
  • 1948 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)
  • 1948 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers
  • 1950 Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)
  • 1950 Steven Greenberg, American composer
  • 1953 Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
  • 1954 Perry Lee "Tiny" Tavares, rocker
  • 1954 Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
  • 1958 Mathilde Santing, Dutch rock singer (Breast & Brow)
  • 1960 Carolien de Windt, Suriname/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1970 Alonza Bevan, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1972 Louis Michael Anthony Sassin, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978 Justin Lee Brannan, American musician
  • 1979 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair)
  • 1980 Monica, American singer
  • 1983 Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer
  • 1984 Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer
  • 1986 Aubrey Graham, Canadian actor and rapper
  • 1987 Charlie White, American ice dancer

Weddings in Music

  • 2013 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • 2015 American Idol winner and singer Phillip Phillips (25) weds longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell at the Resora Plantation in Albany, Georgia

Deaths in Music

  • 1521 Robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57
  • 1785 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer, dies at 64
  • 1789 Joaquín Martínez de Oxinagas, composer, dies at 69
  • 1799 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • 1889 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79
  • 1901 Paul Henrion, composer, dies at 82
  • 1902 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
  • 1918 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
  • 1940 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
  • 1948 Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
  • 1949 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
  • 1952 Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61
  • 1953 Ernest Irving, English composer, dies at 74
  • 1958 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer, dies at 83
  • 1969 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • 1971 Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95
  • 1971 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • 1974 David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1976 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
  • 1996 Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
  • 1996 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • 2007 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2015 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95
  • 2016 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • 2016 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (Night has a Thousand Eyes), dies at 73

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2017 Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), dies from natural causes at 89

Singer Fats Domino
Singer
Fats Domino