On This Day

On This Day in Music for August 9

Events in Music

  • 1862 Hector Berlioz's opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden, Germany
  • 1942 Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, dedicated to city of Leningrad, performed in Leningrad by starving musicians and broadcast to German forces over loudspeakers during siege by Nazi forces
  • 1966 The Beatles release their "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
  • 1969 Kander and Ebbs' musical "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 305 performances
  • 1973 Northern Irish guitarist Henry McCullough quits rock band Wings, founded by Paul McCartney
  • 1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 1992 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 2003 Former "New Kids on the Block" singer Joey McIntyre (30) weds real estate agent Barrett Williams (25) in New York City's Plaza Hotel

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