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1893 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
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Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1964 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
  • 1979 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
  • 1979 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
  • 1984 "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances

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1985 Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks

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Madonna
  • 1990 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 1992 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1995 "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances

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2011 Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart.

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Nicki Minaj