On This Day

Year 1949 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 8 "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances
  • Jan 8 "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • Jan 8 "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • Jan 13 "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • Jan 16 Benjamin Britten's chamber opera "The Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 23 performances
  • Jan 22 "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • Feb 1 RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
  • Feb 10 Arthur Miller's dramatic play "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC
  • Feb 11 "Lovesick Blues" single released by Hank Williams (Cashbox "Best Hillbilly Record of the Year", Billboard Song of the Year 1949)
  • Feb 12 "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances
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Musicians Married in 1949

Musicians Divorces in 1949

  • May 31 American singer and actress Doris Day (27) divorces American saxophonist George Weidler (23) after 3 years of marriage