Phantom of the Opera in History

Events in Music

  • 1986-10-09 "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London
  • 1988-01-26 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ performances
  • 1988-06-04 42nd Tony Awards: "M Butterfly" and "Phantom of the Opera" win
  • 2012-04-09 "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"

Birthdays in Music

  • 1868-01-01 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1877-01-04 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1877)
  • 1894-06-16 Norman Kerry, American actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1956)
  • 1902-07-16 Mary Philbin, American actress (Phantom of the Opera), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1907-03-04 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1942-01-19 Michael Crawford [Michael Patrick Smith], British Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • 1960-08-14 Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)

Deaths in Music

  • 1937-05-01 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), dies at 69
  • 1951-09-09 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 74
  • 1964-06-20 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 1967-03-06 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • 1993-05-07 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89