Today in Dance History

Music Topics: Blues - Classical - Country and Western - Electronic - Folk Music - Gospel - Heavy Metal - Jazz - Music Awards - Music Industry - Musicals - Musicians - Opera - Pop Music - Rap - Reggae - Rhythm and Blues - Rock n Roll

Events in Music

Events 1 - 88 of 87

1374-06-24 - A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
1668-02-07 - Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
1808-04-13 - William Henry Lane ("Juda") perfects tap dance
1896-04-25 - Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)
1901-07-02 - Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana
1910-03-27 - Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
1914-07-28 - Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
1917-10-15 - World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
1923-01-04 - 1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Fort Worth Texas)
1923-03-31 - 1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs
1924-04-19 - "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata HariExotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
1925-11-28 - Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn
1926-02-02 - 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours
1939-10-24 - Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
1940-04-23 - Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss)
1941-01-03 - Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia
1950-01-20 - "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
1950-02-18 - "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
1952-02-29 - Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
1953-02-10 - Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
1953-05-23 - 79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8
1953-06-13 - 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
1954-02-10 - Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
1955-02-17 - Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
1956-02-17 - Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB
1957-03-03 - Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Markham & Jones (GRB)
1957-11-20 - Morton Wishengrad's "Rope Dancers" premieres in NYC
1958-02-15 - Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
1959-02-28 - Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of GRB
1959-04-24 - Neth Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
1959-06-13 - 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
1960-03-05 - Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
1961-06-16 - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
1961-06-17 - Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony SheridanSinger-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
1962-10-18 - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"
1964-05-02 - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
1964-05-16 - 90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
1965-12-06 - 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125
1966-01-07 - Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
1966-02-27 - Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
1967-03-04 - Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
1968-03-02 - Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
1968-05-04 - Dancer Image DQ due to drugs after winning 94th Kent Derby in 2:02½
1969-02-28 - Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler & Ford of GBR
1970-03-07 - Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
1973-01-14 - Tap dancer Roy Castle measured at 1440 taps/min on BBC TV
1973-03-01 - Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
1974-06-30 - Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
1976-03-06 - Ice Dance Championship at Gothenburg won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
1977-06-11 - "Dance & Shake Your Tambourine" by Universal Robot Band peaks at #93
1977-07-08 - Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)
1978-03-09 - Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov
1979-03-17 - Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
1979-08-23 - Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC
1979-09-18 - Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect
1980-03-14 - Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
1981-03-05 - Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)
1982-03-13 - Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
1983-03-11 - Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
1983-05-11 - "Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater NYC
1983-05-21 - David Bowie's "Let's "Dance" single goes #1
1983-12-21 - Musical "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
1984-03-23 - Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill & Chris Dean (GRB)
1984-05-19 - 110th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
1985-03-08 - Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1985-08-11 - "Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 perfs
1985-09-18 - "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
1986-11-08 - "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
1987-03-13 - Ice Dance Championship at Cincinnati won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1988-03-27 - Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1989-03-19 - Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USR)
1990-03-10 - Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)
1990-04-01 - It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers
1991-01-19 - 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves
1991-03-14 - Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
Actress Kathy BatesActress Kathy Bates
1991-03-25 - 63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
1991-03-25 - 63rd Academy Awards - "Dance with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
1991-11-02 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
1992-03-29 - Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
1992-07-19 - Ballet dancer Peter Martins charged with beating his wife
1992-12-27 - "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 per
1993-03-19 - Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
1994-03-27 - Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
1994-07-23 - Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
1995-03-12 - Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
1996-03-25 - Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
1997-03-21 - Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)
1998-04-03 - World Ice Dance Figure Skating Championship in Minn

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 334

1701-05-31 - Alexander Cruden, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible
1710-04-14 - Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer
1724-02-29 - Eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d.1822)
1727-04-29 - Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer/choreographer (ballet d'action)
1729-04-18 - Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer
1733-03-05 - Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
1741-12-08 - Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1758-02-04 - Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
1760-03-27 - MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers
1815-12-22 - Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
1817-05-11 - Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
1819-03-11 - Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
1821-02-17 - Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)
1835-03-15 - Eduard Strauss, Austria, composer (318 Dance)
1856-03-09 - Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (d. 1928)
1872-03-31 - Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet)
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata HariExotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari (1876-08-07)
1876-08-07 - Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)
1877-01-20 - Ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses)
1877-05-26 - Isadora Duncan, San Franciso, American free form/interpretative dancer
1879-05-27 - Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance)
1879-06-24 - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer
1879-12-15 - Rudolf von Laban, Czech/German choreographer (modern dance)
1880-02-14 - Aida Overton Walker, US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome)
1880-04-26 - Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1881-08-19 - Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
1881-10-25 - Pablo Picasso, Malaga Spain, artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), (d. 1973)
1882-01-22 - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
1885-02-26 - Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
1886-11-13 - Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)
1887-02-28 - William Zorach, Lithuania, US sculptor (Spirit of the Dance)
1887-05-02 - Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
Artist Pablo PicassoArtist Pablo Picasso (1881-10-25)
1887-11-23 - Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish-born dancer (d. 1943)
1889-02-11 - John Mills, dancer (Mills Brothers)
1889-11-24 - Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
1890-02-28 - Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)
1890-03-12 - Vaslav Nijinsky, Ukrainian/US ballet dancer (Petroesjka) [OS=Feb 28]
1891-10-21 - Ted Shawn, US dancer/choreographer (Dance We Must)
1891-12-25 - Earle Foxe, Oxford OH, actor (Dance Fools Dance)
1893-04-07 - Irene Castle, dancer (leader in anti-vivisection movement)
1893-07-25 - Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy)
1893-09-03 - Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer/choreography/teacher (Schepelingen)
1893-10-27 - Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
1895-03-24 - Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray's Dance Party)
1895-04-04 - Arthur Murray, NYC, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
1895-10-17 - Doris Humphrey, Oak Park Ill, dancer (Dances of Women)
1896-09-10 - Adele Astaire, American dancer and entertainer (d. 1981)
1896-11-23 - Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer/actress (Roman scandals)
1896-11-28 - Lilia Skala, Vienna, actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly)
1898-02-21 - Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
1898-09-08 - Queenie Smith, NYC, actress/dancer (Funny Side)
1899-02-20 - Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
Actor and Dancer Fred AstaireActor and Dancer Fred Astaire (1899-05-10)
1899-05-10 - Fred Astaire, Omaha Neb, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime)
1900-08-25 - Mary Bruce, dance Teacher
1900-11-28 - Lester Vail, actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage)
1900-12-12 - Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
1901-01-10 - Pauline Starke, Joplin MO, actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic)
1901-07-22 - Charles Weidman, Nebraska, modern dancer/choreographer (Candide)
1901-08-28 - Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)
1901-10-24 - Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)
1902-01-08 - Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
1902-02-09 - Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
1902-02-19 - John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps)
1902-04-03 - Henri Garat, Paris France, actor (Congress Dances)
1902-07-04 - George Murphy, New Haven Ct, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade)
1902-10-07 - Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
1903-02-04 - Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
Actor and Senator George MurphyActor and Senator George Murphy (1902-07-04)
1903-06-21 - Helene Costello, dancer/actress (Love Toy)
1904-01-02 - Sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance)
1904-01-03 - Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
1904-01-10 - Ray Bolger, Dorchester Mass, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz)
1904-02-29 - Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)
1904-03-30 - Akarova, [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
1904-07-27 - Anton Dolin, [Patrick Healey-Kay], dancer (Girl From Petrovka)
1905-04-02 - Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet)
1905-07-22 - Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble)
1905-09-01 - Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)
1905-10-09 - Euphemia MacDonald, dance producer
1905-10-15 - Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher
1905-12-19 - Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer
1906-03-17 - Tamara Geva, dancer
1906-06-03 - Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d.1975)
1906-09-15 - Kathryn Murray, Jersey City NJ, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
1906-10-05 - Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
1906-12-27 - Oscar Levant, Pittsburgh, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life)
1907-04-20 - William Dollar, St Louis, ballet dancer/choreographer
1907-05-28 - Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
1907-11-03 - James Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn, tap-dancer/socialist
1908-01-12 - Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
1908-04-23 - Frederick Hawkins, dancer
1908-06-24 - Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (d 1987)
1908-11-24 - Ray Carter, Chicago Ill, orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
1909-06-22 - Katherine Dunham, dancer/choreographer (Casbah, Stormy Weather)
1910-01-20 - Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
1910-08-25 - Ruby Keeler, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street)
1910-12-25 - David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)
1911-04-02 - Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer (Tap)
Actress and Dancer Ginger RogersActress and Dancer Ginger Rogers (1911-07-16)
1911-07-16 - Ginger Rogers, [Virginia McMath], Independ Mo, dancer (Gay Divorcee)
1912-03-13 - Igor Youskevitch, dancer
1912-04-14 - Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher
1912-08-23 - Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 185

0548-06-28 - Theodora, dancer/empress of Byzantine (Nika-oproer), dies
1770-04-28 - Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60
1778-06-12 - Philip Livingston, American merchant (signed Declaration of Independance), dies at 62
1787-03-11 - Maximilian JLP Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45
1816-12-16 - Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Ital dancer/choreographer, dies at 73
1822-10-16 - Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian ballet dancer (b. 1724)
1825-01-14 - George Dance the Younger, English architect (b. 1741)
1842-12-05 - MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82
1897-04-03 - Johannes Brahms, German composer/conductor (Hung Dances), dies at 63
1898-07-07 - Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
1899-06-10 - Ernest Chausson, French composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
1908-09-20 - Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64
1910-07-01 - Marius Petipa, Fren ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies
1916-12-28 - Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata HariExotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari (1917-10-15)
1917-10-15 - Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris
1926-05-17 - Lucien Herr, French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller), dies
1927-11-01 - Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
1928-02-16 - Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (b. 1856)
1929-01-30 - La Goulue, French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)
1929-08-19 - Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57
1941-04-17 - Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)
1942-03-15 - Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
1942-08-22 - Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer, dies
1943-10-18 - Benedictus H Dancer, botanist, dies at 52
1949-11-25 - Luther "Bill" Robinson, "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71
1950-04-08 - Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
1951-11-05 - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancers/pegagoge, dies at 72
1952-07-27 - W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russia, ballet dancer, dies
1954-11-03 - Henri E B Matisse, French painter/sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84
Impressionist Painter Henri MatisseImpressionist Painter Henri Matisse (1954-11-03)
1958-07-01 - Rudolf von Laban, Czech/Ger choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
1958-12-29 - Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63
1959-02-20 - Ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38
1959-08-13 - Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
1959-11-28 - Lester Vail, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies on 59th birthday
1963-11-19 - Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
1964-05-10 - Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
1968-06-21 - Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
1968-07-26 - Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
1969-01-25 - Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
1970-08-23 - Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
1971-09-22 - Yvonne St Clair, dancer, dies at 57
1972-01-09 - Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
1972-02-21 - Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
1972-08-14 - Oscar Levant, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
1972-12-02 - Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64
1973-12-10 - Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81
1975-07-15 - Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies
1978-08-05 - Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
1978-09-24 - Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
1978-10-16 - Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Governor & JJ), dies of anemia at 62
1978-12-16 - Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76
1980-08-25 - Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60
1981-07-27 - Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
1982-02-11 - Eleanor Powell, tap dancer/wife of Glenn Ford, dies at 69 of cancer
1982-02-24 - Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
1982-02-27 - Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
1984-02-09 - Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
1984-02-15 - Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73
1984-09-19 - June Preisser, dancer/actress (Babes in Arms), dies in car crash at 61
1984-10-25 - Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
1985-05-02 - Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery
1986-05-18 - John Bubbles Sublett, tap dancer (Black & Bubbles), dies at 84
1986-06-03 - Anna Neagle, actress (Courtney Affair)/dancer, dies at 81
1987-01-15 - Ray Bolger, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
1987-02-28 - Nora Kaye, US ballet dancer, dies at 67
1987-04-20 - Antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78
Actor and Dancer Fred AstaireActor and Dancer Fred Astaire (1987-06-22)
1987-06-22 - Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let's Dance), dies at 88
1987-10-09 - Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
1988-12-22 - Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
1989-01-27 - Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (b. 1918)
1989-08-23 - Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
1990-09-16 - Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71
1991-03-03 - Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
1991-03-14 - Jerome "Doc" Pomus, lyricist (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
1991-05-22 - Lino Brocka, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
1991-07-03 - Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77
1991-08-09 - Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies
1991-08-12 - Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
1991-08-20 - Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
1991-09-15 - Allan Sobek, dancer, dies
1991-11-10 - Tutte Lemkow, dancer/dir (Capt Paradise, I am a Camera), dies at 73
1991-12-15 - Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90
1991-12-27 - Edward M Love, choreographer/dancer, dies of AIDS at 43
1992-01-01 - Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
1992-01-28 - Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
1992-03-20 - Frank Westbrook, dancer/choreographer, dies at 82
1992-05-02 - Joey Cuevas, dancer, dies at 34
1992-05-27 - Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
1992-06-24 - Tom Alexander, model/actor (Kurt-Forbidden Dance), dies of AIDs
1992-09-07 - Indra Kamadjojo, [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
1992-09-29 - Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
1992-10-26 - Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
1992-10-28 - Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
1992-11-12 - Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer, dies of cancer at 81
1992-11-24 - Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
1992-11-29 - Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
1992-11-30 - Jorge Donn, dancer, dies after long illness at 45
1993-01-06 - Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
1993-01-29 - Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
1993-03-11 - Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76


Search the Today in Music Archives

Day  Month  Year  Type

Keyword(s)