On This Day in Music for October 9

Events in Music

  • 1855 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (steam powered musical instrument)
  • 1929 George Kaufman & Ring Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 Julie Styne and Sammy Cahn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres at the New Century Theatre, NYC (later transferred to the Shubert, then to The Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 727 performances
  • 1949 English ballerina Margot Fonteyn debuts in America with her performance in Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York
  • 1965 Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1972 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances
  • 1976 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • 1978 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, and Don Williams win
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Weddings in Music

  • 1962 French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)
  • 2005 "Savage Garden" musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De León (28) at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland
  • 2005 Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 9

  • 1769 Marianus Königsperger, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1781 Thomas Erskine, 6th earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, dies at 49
  • 1821 Georg Friederich Fuchs, German composer, dies at 68
  • 1900 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, dies at 57
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