On This Day in Music for September 5

Events in Music

  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart", an adaptation of Franz Lehar's operetta "The Land of Smiles", opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances
  • 1973 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1975 Wings release single "Letting Go"
  • 1976 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1976 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances
  • 1986 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins
  • 1991 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins
  • 1993 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1992 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin (23) in Indiana; divorce 2011
  • 1997 American TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds (for 7th, and final time) American singer Shawn Southwick (38) in a hospital room in Los Angeles, California; he dies during divorce proceedings in 2021

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Musicians Who Died on Sep 5

  • 1629 Domenico Allegri, Italian composer (b. c. 1585)
  • 1790 Thomas Norris, English singer and composer, dies at 49
  • 1803 Francois Devienne, composer, dies at 44
  • 1890 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, dies at 61
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