Events in Music on October 15

  • 1886 Modest Mussorgsky's musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in St. Petersburg's Kononov Hall, Russia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905 Claude Debussy's "La Mer" premieres

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1914 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded

BattleExecution

1917 Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari
  • 1925 Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premieres in The Hague
  • 1960 "Laughs & Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1969 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1973 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins

Music releaseMusic Single

1976 Ringo Starr releases single "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1977 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
  • 1987 "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 4 performances