On This Day in Music

Events in Music

  • 1940 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile
  • 1943 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
  • 1944 Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premieres in NYC
  • 1957 Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee disc (originally called the "Pluto Platter" until 1958)
  • 1958 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1965 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • 1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1986 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)
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