This Day in Music for 23rd March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 4 of 4

1881 - Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die
1896 - Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chénier," premieres in Milan
1933 - Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
1984 - Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill & Chris Dean (GRB)

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 43 of 43

1599 - Thomas Selle, composer
1749 - Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
1750 - Johannes Matthias Sperger, composer
1795 - Leopold Jansa, composer
1811 - Camille Marie Stamaty, composer
1811 - Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer
1826 - Leon Minkus, composer
1834 - Julius Reubke, composer
1837 - Joseph Wieniawski, composer
1844 - Eugene Gigout, composer
1864 - Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer
1878 - Franz Schrecker, Austrian composer (Der ferne Klang, Der Schatzgräber)
1884 - Glauco Velasquez, composer
1887 - Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
1891 - Catherine Murphy Urner, composer
1895 - Dane Rudhyar, composer
1899 - Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
1900 - Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
1901 - Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
1905 - Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)
1906 - George Posford, composer
1910 - Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, German singer/actress (Der Pott)
1914 - Robert Gross, composer
1917 - Johnny Guarnieri, NYC, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show)
1920 - Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
1920 - Geoffrey Bush, composer
1926 - Martha Wright, Seattle, singer (Let's Dance, Martha Wright Show)
1927 - Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
1929 - Gerrit den Braber, Dutch composer/producer
1934 - Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
1937 - Heinz Martin Lonquich, composer
1939 - Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
1939 - Pepe Lienhard, Swiss band leader and entertainer
1940 - Luis Gasca, rocker
1944 - Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)
1945 - Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
1948 - David Olney, American musician
1949 - Ric Ocasek, Balt, rock vocalist (Cars-Double Life, Bye Bye Love)
1953 - Chaka Khan, [Stevens], Great Lakes Il, rocker (Rufus-I am Every Woman)
1958 - El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (d. 1997)
1959 - Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)
1966 - Marti Pellow, rocker (Wet, Wet, Wet-Wishing I Was)
1995 - Jan Lisiecki, Canadian Pianist

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 25 of 25

1658 - Valentin Dretzel, composer, dies at 79
1669 - Philipp Buchner, composer, dies at 54
1748 - Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer/musicologist, dies at 63
1756 - Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer, dies at 57
1783 - Gaspard Fritz, composer, dies at 67
1806 - George Frederic Pinto, composer, dies at 20
1809 - Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer, dies at 60
1816 - Ignaz Vitzthumb, composer, dies at 95
1818 - Nicolas Isouard, composer, dies at 42
1821 - Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 56
1832 - Vaclav Vilem Wurfel, composer, dies at 41
1869 - Charles Lucas, composer, dies at 60
1880 - Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer, dies at 67
1881 - Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45
1918 - Cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27
1943 - Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
1946 - Alexandru Zirra, composer, dies at 62
1971 - Armin Loos, composer, dies at 67
1978 - Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
1987 - Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
1995 - Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash
1995 - Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter, dies at 61
1995 - Ripley L. Ingram, singer, dies at 65
2002 - Eileen Farrell, American soprano (b. 1920)
2006 - Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)

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