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  • 1931 Hal Kemp & his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis

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1946 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1961 "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1961 "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances

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1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1962 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1966 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, It is later pulled
  • 1967 The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1

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1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage their 1st bed-in for peace (Amsterdam)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

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1971 Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" goes gold

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1972 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1972 America's LP "America" goes #1
  • 1972 17th Eurovision Song Contest: Vicky Leandros for Luxembourg wins singing "Apres toi" in Edinburgh

Music releaseMusic Recording

1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music awardsMusic Awards

1974 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1976 "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • 1976 "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
  • 1990 "Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1991 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

  • 1993 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1996 Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1997 "Barrymore" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • 2015 British musician Zayn Malik annouces he is leaving the band One Direction