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1913 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky

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1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", greatest selling record to date

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

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1956 Arnold Schoenberg's "Modern Psalm" premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1960 Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1

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1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1962 4th Grammy Awards: Moon River, Peter Nero wins
  • 1971 Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61

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1976 "One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1979 Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres
  • 1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1982 "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses hits #62

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1987 Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1994 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 223 performances
  • 1994 "Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1999 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem
  • 2010 55th Eurovision Song Contest: Lena for Germany wins singing "Satellite" in Oslo