On This Day in Music for October 28

Events in Music


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1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

  • 1961 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances

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1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1972 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1689 Michel Mathieu, composer
  • 1733 Ignaz Franz von Beecke, composer
  • 1789 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist (d. 1864)
  • 1798 Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer
  • 1801 Karl Georg Lickl, composer
  • 1805 John Thomson, composer
  • 1856 Franz Xavier Arens, composer
  • 1879 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer
  • 1884 Miloje Milojevic, composer
  • 1890 Andres Isasi, composer
  • 1892 Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1895 John Boles, American singer and actor (Babes in Baghdad), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1969)

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1896 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1904 Louis de Meester, composer
  • 1909 Adolfs Skulte, composer
  • 1910 Arthur Altman, songwriter
  • 1922 Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • 1924 Alfonso Montalva Montecino, composer
  • 1927 Cleo Laine, actress/singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1930 Harry Gilbert Trythall, composer
  • 1930 John Henry Mayer, composer
  • 1935 Folke Rabe, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm
  • 1936 Charlie Daniels, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1936 Ted Hawkins, singer/guitarist
  • 1936 Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
  • 1941 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Glenn Moore, American jazz musician, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941 Hank Marvin, England, [Brian Rankin], rocker
  • 1943 Conny Froboess, German singer
  • 1945 Wayne Fontana, rocker (Groovy Kind of Love), born in Manchester, England
  • 1948 Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • 1948 Telma Hopkins, singer (Tony Orlando, Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952 Tommy Dobeck, rock drummer (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1956 Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)
  • 1957 Stephen Morris, English pop drummer (Joy Division-Atmosphere)
  • 1959 Neville Henry, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • 1963 Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician/songwriter (Adesso Te)
  • 1969 Ben Harper, American musician
  • 1972 Brad Paisley, American musician
  • 1976 Karl Tremblay, Canadian singer (Les Cowboys Fringants)
  • 1978 Justin Guarini, American singer
  • 1979 Aki Hakala, Finnish drummer (The Rasmus)
  • 1982 Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
  • 1987 Frank Ocean [Christopher Breaux], American singer-songwriter (Thinkin Bout You), born in Long Beach, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1639 Stefano Landi, Italian composer (b. 1587)
  • 1755 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer, dies at 65
  • 1768 Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1779 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, dies at 66
  • 1854 James P Carrell, composer, dies at 67
  • 1875 William Howard Glover, composer, dies at 56
  • 1877 Johann Herbeck, composer, dies at 45
  • 1914 Richard Heuberger, composer, dies at 64
  • 1927 Eaton Faning, composer, dies at 77
  • 1940 Andrea d' Angeli, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1959 Egon Kornauth, composer, dies at 68
  • 1962 Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
  • 1963 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, dies at 81
  • 1965 Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (b. 1913)
  • 1970 Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
  • 1970 Eduardo López-Chávarri y Marco, Spanish composer, music critic and lawyer, dies at 99
  • 1971 Yves de La Casiniere, composer, dies at 74
  • 1975 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  • 1991 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78
  • 1992 Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
  • 1999 Robert Linn, American composer, dies at 72
  • 2000 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • 2005 Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)