On This Day

Events in Music on October 5

  • 1762 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" by Christoph Willibald Gluck is first produced in Vienna in front of Empress Maria Theresa.

Music History

1823 Carl Maria von Weber visits Ludwig van Beethoven

  • 1944 Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's musical "Bloomer Girl" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1950 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1962 The Beatles release their first record, "Love Me Do"

Album Release

1973 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 7th studio album by Elton John is released

  • 1977 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances

Music Awards

1994 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins

  • 1995 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances