On This Day

On This Day in Music for October 30

Events in Music

  • 1940 Cole Porters musical "Panama Hattie" premieres in New York City

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
  • 1947 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

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
  • 1949 Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in NYC
  • 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/Singer Idina Menzel
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
  • 1735 Edward Miller, composer
  • 1787 Karl Guhr, German composer (d. 1848)
  • 1790 Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer
  • 1821 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer
  • 1840 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
  • 1845 Gustav Weber, composer
  • 1864 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer
  • 1884 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), born in Gröbming, Austria-Hungary (d. 1868)
  • 1893 Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)
  • 1894 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, born in London (d. 1930)
  • 1896 Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 1903 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer
  • 1904 Alfred Gradstein, composer
  • 1905 Christian Darnton, composer
  • 1908 Franco Margola, composer
  • 1908 Stuart Hamblen, Texas, singer/composer (This Old House)
  • 1914 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
  • 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
  • 1915 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer (Capitaine Bruno)
  • 1925 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American composer, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1930 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • 1934 Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
  • 1937 Tony Cucchiara, Italian folk singer and songwriter (Cain and Abel), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1939 Eddie Holland, American singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)
  • 1939 Grace Slick, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Norman West, American singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
  • 1941 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1942 Sven-David Sandstrom, composer
  • 1947 Chris Komar, American dancer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Timothy B. Schmit, American bass player and singer (Eagles, Poco), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949 David Green, Australian rock bassist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1954 T Graham Brown, Arabi Ga, country singer (Come as you Were)
  • 1963 Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real)
  • 1965 Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)
  • 1969 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese video game music composer, born in Saitama, Japan
  • 1970 Maja Tatic, Bosnia singer
  • 1975 Ian D'Sa, Guitarist/Vocalist for Canadian rock band Billy Talent

Weddings in Music

  • 1991 Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)
  • 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, composer, dies 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 Gali, composer, dies at 56
  • 1916 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70
  • 1928 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, American musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1933 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • 1944 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer, dies at 66
  • 1953 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71
  • 1960 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), dies at 90
  • 1969 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1971 Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78
  • 1972 Alan Roth, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • 1973 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, 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)
  • 2013 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • 2013 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62