On This Day

On This Day in Music for October 30

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1940 Cole Porter's musical "Panama Hattie" opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs 501 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 Aaron Copland's ballet score "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washington, D.C. with Martha Graham dancing lead role

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1947 Darius Milhaud's 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

Composer Darius Milhaud
Darius Milhaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson
Playwright and Dramatist
Maxwell Anderson

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1949 Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical "Lost in the Stars" premieres in NYC

Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson
Playwright and Dramatist
Maxwell Anderson
  • 1950 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1957 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow

  • 1976 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1985 "Rockin' with the Rhythm" 2nd studio album by The Judds is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1986)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1987 "Faith" debut album by George Michael is released

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1997 "The Cherry Orchard" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

2003 "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 2007 "Long Road Out of Eden" 7th studio album by the Eagles is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2008)

Birthdays in Music

  • 1620 Michael de Ronghe, composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1696)
  • 1735 Edward Miller, English composer, born in Norwich, England (d. 1807)
  • 1787 Karl Guhr, German composer, born in Militsch (d. 1848)
  • 1790 Karol Joseph Lipinski, Polish composer and virtuoso violinist, born in Radzyń Podlaski, Poland (d. 1861)
  • 1821 Cenobio Paniagua, Mexican composer, born in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1882)
  • 1840 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1889)
  • 1845 Gustav Weber, composer
  • 1864 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, American pianist and philanthropist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1953)
  • 1884 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), born in Gröbming, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1894 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, born in London (d. 1930)
  • 1896 Anatoly Novikov, Soviet composer (d. 1984)
  • 1897 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), born in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Armin Kaufmann, Austrian composer, born in Bukowina (d. 1980)
  • 1903 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, German composer, born in Posen (now Poznań) (d. 1947)
  • 1904 Alfred Gradstein, Polish composer, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 1954)
  • 1905 Christian Darnton, British composer, born in Leeds, England (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Franco Margola, Italian composer, born in Orzinuovi, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), born in Amsterdam (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Patsy Montana [Ruby Rose Blevins], American country singer, songwriter and yodeler (I Want To Be A Cowboys' Sweetheart), born in Beaudry, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Richard E. Holz, American composer for brass band (Salvation Army), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 harps; Negro Lament), musicologist and music critic, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss-French composer (Capitaine Bruno), born in Geneva (d. 1992)
  • 1925 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1956)
  • 1934 Frans Brüggen, Dutch flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1937 Tony Cucchiara, Italian folk singer and songwriter (Cain and Abel), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Eddie Holland, American singer and songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939 Grace Slick, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1939 Norman West, American singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
  • 1941 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer and songwriter (The Temptations - "Just My Imagination"), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1942 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer (Jeppe: The Cruel Comedy), born in Motala, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Pamelo Mounk'a, Congolese musician, born in Ouesso, Brazzaville (d. 1996)
  • 1946 Chris Slade [Rees], Welsh drummer (Manfred Mann's Earth Band; The Firm; AC/DC, 1989-94), born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1946 Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), born in Waratah, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2021)
  • 1947 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Timothy B. Schmit, American bass player and singer (Eagles - "I Can't Tell You Why"; Poco - "Cimmarron Rose"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1954 T. Graham Brown, American country singer (Come as you Were), born in Arabi, Georgia
  • 1963 Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real), born in Kentish Town, London
  • 1965 Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter (Bush - Sixteen Stone) and actor, born in London, Englnd
  • 1969 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Saitama, Japan
  • 1969 Snow [Darrin O'Brien], Canadian rapper ("Informer"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Maja Tatić, Serbian-Bosnian singer, born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1975 Ian D'Sa, English-Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Billy Talent), born in Ealing, London
  • 1989 Vanessa White, British pop singer (The Saturdays - Living For The Weekend), born in Yeovil, England

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

1991 Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)

Country Singer Clint Black
Country Singer
Clint Black
  • 2004 Blink-182 pop punk band drummer Travis Barker (28) weds actress and First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler (29) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1522 Jean Mouton, French composer
  • 1667 Johann Jakob Wolleb, a Swiss organist , theologian and composer, dies in the plague at 54
  • 1853 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • 1883 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, dies at 80
  • 1885 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1912 Jan Karol Gall, Polish conductor and composer of mostly vocal pieces (Mizerna, cicha), dies at 55
  • 1916 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, American composer (The Tragedy of the Deep), dies at 70
  • 1928 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, American musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1933 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • 1944 Paul Ladmirault, French composer, dies at 66
  • 1953 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71
  • 1960 Alfred Hill, Australian-New Zealand composer and conductor (Hinemoa), dies at 90
  • 1969 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1971 Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78
  • 1972 Alan Roth, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • 1973 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, German composer, and music educator, dies at 77
  • 1986 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • 1995 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86

Person of interestSteve Allen

2000 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 2002 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2003 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, dies at 88
  • 2004 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80

Person of interestRobert Goulet

2007 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2007 Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker (b. 1945)
  • 2009 Norton Buffalo [Phillip Jackson], American singer-songwriter and country and blues harmonica player, dies of cancer at 58
  • 2013 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • 2013 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), dies of a heart attack at 62