1937 Birth of Russian pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
1952 Birth of composer Stephen Hartke
1963 FP of Leslie Bassett's "Variations for Orchestra," in Rome; Following the American premiere on October 22, 1965 with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy, this work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1966
1968 FP of David Del Tredici's "Syzygy" (to a text by James Joyce), in New York City
1973 Death of German conductor and composer Otto Klemperer, age 88, in Zürich. b-Breslau, 14 MAY 1885.
1977 FP of Sir Michael Tippett's opera, "The Ice Break" at Covent Garden in London
1979 Birth of composer Jeremy Spindler
1986 FP of Aribert Reimann's "Troades", in Munich, Germany.
1987 FP of Henri Pousseur's "Un Jardin de Passacaille", in Montpellier, France.
1991 FP of Krzysztof Penderecki's "Ubu Rex", in Munich, Germany.
1999 Death of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, age 97, in Madrid
2000 Death of composer Ludovit Rajter. b-30 JUL 1906.