On This Day in Music for October 29

Events in Music

  • 1787 Opera "Don Giovanni", music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte premieres at the National Theater of Bohemia in Prague
  • 1923 Gibbs, Grey and Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing "The Charleston") opens on Broadway, New York City
  • 1924 Musical revue "Dixie to Broadway" opens at Broadhurst Theater
  • 1941 Cole Porter's musical "Let's Face It" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs 547 performances
  • 1956 Greek-American soprano Maria Callas makes her Metropolitan Opera debut, in the title role of Bellini's "Norma"
  • 1963 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
  • 1967 Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC
  • 1973 Apple Records releases John Lennon's fourth studio album, "Mind Games" in US
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Musicians Born on Oct 29

  • 1815 Dan Emmett, American composer, born in Mount Vernon, Ohio (d. 1904)
  • 1898 Emmanuel Bondeville, French composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • 1903 Vivian Ellis, English composer, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1996)
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Divorces in Music

  • 1951 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage
  • 2010 Country singer Randy Travis (51) divorces manager Lib Hatcher due to state of incompatibility between the two parties after 19 long years of marriage. One of country music's longest-lasting couples

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