1835-09-26 - Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor," premieres in Naples

1898-09-26 - Victor Herbert

Victor Herbert/Harry Smith' musical premieres in NYC

1904-09-26 - William Furst

Charles Kleins "Music Master," premieres in NYC

1957-09-26 - Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in NYC

1957-09-26 - Leonard Bernstein

Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway

1965-09-26 - The Beatles

Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of the British Empire

1969-09-26 - The Beatles

Beatles release "Abbey Road" album

1986-09-26 - Run-D.M.C.

RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)

1767-09-26 - Wenzel Muller

Wenzel Muller, composer was born

1832-09-26 - Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky

Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer was born

1841-09-26 - Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg

Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer was born

1868-09-26 - Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert

Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer was born

1869-09-26 - Komitas

Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935) was born

1873-09-26 - Amilcare Zanella

Amilcare Zanella, composer was born

1877-09-26 - Alfred Cortot

Alfred Cortot, French pianist was born