Events in Music on December 9

  • 1842 Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres in Petersburg
  • 1905 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
  • 1954 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • 1961 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1961 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964 John Coltrane's Quartet records their greatest work "A Love Supreme" at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1973 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

1992 3rd Billboard Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1993 "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances