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March 29, 1951 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

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Music releaseTheater Premiere

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King and I", based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam", opens at St James Theater, New York City for 1246 performances; Star Yul Brynner would lead the cast of the 1956 film version, and play the role over 4,200 times