1735-02-18 - John Gay

1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, SC

1902-02-18 - Franz Schmidt

Opera "Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo

1947-02-18 - Gian-Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone," premieres in NYC

1950-02-18

"Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances

1968-02-18 - Pink Floyd

David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd

1975-02-18 - Olivia Newton-John

2nd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

1980-02-18 - The Rolling Stones

Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!)

1632-02-18 - Giovanni Battista Vitali

Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer was born

1716-02-18 - Gaspard Fritz

Gaspard Fritz, composer was born

1751-02-18 - Karl Haack

Karl Haack, composer was born

1770-02-18 - Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck

Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer was born

1771-02-18 - Friedrich Christian Ruppe

Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer was born

1776-02-18 - John Parry

John Parry, composer was born

1819-02-18 - Joseph Philbrick Webster

Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer was born

1841-02-18 - Samuel Prowse Warren

Samuel Prowse Warren, composer was born