1735 - Johann Christian Bach's birth, a German composer of the Classical era, the eleventh and youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach..
1791 - Giacomo Meyerbeer's birth, a German romantic composer.
1803 - François Devienne's death, a French composer and professor for flute at the Paris Conservatory.
1867 - Amy Beach's birth, an American pianist and composer of the 20th century.
1908 - Joaquín Nin-Culmell's birth, a Cuban-born American pianist and contemporary composer.
1912 - John Cage's birth, an American contemporary composer.
1997 - Georg Solti's death, a Hungarian-born English conductor.
10 centuries in classical music