On This Day

On This Day in Music for December 25

Events in Music

  • 1896 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa
  • 1905 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste" premieres in NYC
  • 1915 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical revue "Stop! Look! Listen!" premieres at the Globe Theater, NYC; runs for 105 performances
  • 1917 Louis Hirsch and Otto Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in New York City
  • 1931 NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
  • 1940 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Pal Joey" premieres in NYC
  • 1955 Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music & popular music
  • 1957 Richard Starkey (later better known as Ringo Starr) receives his first drum set
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