Music History for
1663 - Composer Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow was born.
1719 - Composer Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was born.
1778 - Composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel was born.
1805 - Composer Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel was born.
1900 - Composer Aaron Copland was born.
1921 - In Chicago, IL, on KYW Radio, the first opera by a
professional company was broadcast.
1943 - Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philhamonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old and was an assistant conductor at the time.
1944 - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra recorded "Opus No. 1" for RCA Records.
1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered.
Today in Elvis History
1962 - Bob Dylan recorded the song "Mixed-Up Confusion". It was released as a single on December 14, 1962.
1970 - Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released.
1990 - The Who's Pete Townshend confessed his bisexuality to Newsweek.
1992 - John Cascella, keyboardist of John Mellencamp's band, was found dead in his car in Indiana. It is believed that he died of a heart attack.
2000 - The trial of Michael Abram began. He had attacked George Harrison and his wife in their home in Britain on December 30, 1999.
2000 - Marilyn Manson's released "Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)." The cover of the album was banned by several retail chains due to the cover art. The banning chains released an alternate cover. The cover depicts Manson on a crucifix.