This Day in Music for 29th March

Events in Music

Events 1 - 8 of 8

1792 - King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
1795 - Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
1827 - 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
1879 - Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin," premieres in Moscow
1941 - WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)
1986 - Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
1992 - Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
1996 - 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 34 of 34

1484 - Johann Spangenberg, composer
1616 - Johann Erasmus Kindermann, composer
1636 - Esaias Reusner, composer
1725 - Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, composer
1752 - Edward Jones, composer
1875 - Paul Rubens, composer
1876 - Jan Ingenhoven, composer
1886 - Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer
1902 - William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
1906 - E Power Biggs, Westcliff-on-Sea England, organist/composer (CBS)
1907 - "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (d. 2006)
1909 - Moon Mullican, hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock)
1915 - George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist
1918 - Pearl Bailey, Newport News Va, singer (Hello Dolly)
1924 - Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer
1928 - Vaclav Felix, composer
1930 - Donny Conn, rocker (Playmates)
1934 - Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, composer
1935 - Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly)
1936 - Richard Rodney Bennett, Broadstairs Kent England, composer, (d. 2012)
1940 - Raymond Davis, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)
1940 - Astrud Gilberto, Brazil, singer (Girl From Ipanema)
1941 - Eden Kane, British singer
1943 - Vangelis, [Papathanasiou], composer/keyboardist (Chariots of Fire)
1946 - Billy Thorpe, Australian singer (d. 2007)
1947 - Bobby Kimball, [Robert Toteaux], Vinton LA, rocker (Toto-Roseann)
1949 - Michael Brecker, rocker (Brecker Brothers)
1959 - Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros)
1967 - John Popper, American musician
1968 - Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist
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1968 - Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress and singer
1969 - James Atkin, rocker (EMF-Unbelievable)
1978 - Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor
1983 - Luiza Sá, Brazilian musician

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1697 - Nikolaus Bruhns, composer, dies
1802 - Frederic Thieme, composer, dies at 51
1803 - Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch composer (b. 1733)
1880 - Jakob Axel Josephson, composer, dies at 62
1888 - Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan, composer, dies at 74
1911 - Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer, dies at 74
1917 - Fran Gerbic, composer, dies at 76
1924 - Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71
1933 - Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Dutch violinist/conductor, dies at 52
1937 - Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
1959 - Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer, dies at 84
1964 - Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
1966 - Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50
1980 - Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
1982 - Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
1995 - Baltimora, British singer (b. 1957)
1999 - Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
2001 - John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
2009 - Maurice Jarre, French composer (b.1924)
2009 - Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)

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