On This Day

February 1978 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances
  • Feb 19 "On the 20th Century" opens at St James Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • Feb 19 Coleman, Comden & Green's musical premieres in NYC

Film and TV Awards

Feb 20 4th People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and James Garner & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
  • Feb 23 20th Grammy Awards: Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone wins

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Eden Espinosa, American singer and stage actress
  • Feb 3 Eliza Schneider, American actress and singer
  • Feb 10 Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer, born in Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 13 Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist (My Dying Bride), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Feb 14 Dwele [Andwele Gardner], American soul singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 15 Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 19 Immortal Technique, American rapper
  • Feb 23 Residente [René Pérez], Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13), born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 24 Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • Feb 24 John Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
  • Feb 28 Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter, born in Nantes, France

Weddings in Music

Roger Miller

Feb 14 Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 9 Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian singer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 27 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65