Today's Events in Music History

  • 1890 Opera "Prince Igor" is produced (St Petersburg)
  • 1919 Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1921 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno
  • 1942 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").
  • 1961 "Kwamina" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1968 "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1969 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1972 "Pippin" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1944 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC

Musician Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious
  • 1980 "Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1989 George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • 1997 "Triumph of Love" opens at Royale Theater NYC

Music releaseMusic Single

2015 Adele releases her single "Hello" - becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)

Singer-songwriter Adele