1693 - Johann Kaspar Kerll's death, a German organist and baroque composer.
1741 - Johann Joseph Fux's death, an Austrian baroque composer.
1778 - Fernando Sor's birth, a Spanish guitarist and romantic composer.
1873 - Feodor Chaliapin's birth, a Russian bass.
1883 - Richard Wagner's death, a German conductor and romantic composer.
1952 - Alfred Einstein's death, a German American musicologist and music editor.
1966 - Marguerite Long's death, a French pianist and conductor.
1976 - Lily Pons' death, a French-born American soprano.
1978 - Philippe Jaroussky's birth, a French countertenor.
2005 - Sixten Ehrling's death, a Swedish conductor.
10 centuries in classical music