1904 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society
1911 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres at Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1944 Alexander Gretchaninov's "Missa Oecumenica" (Ecumenical Mass) premieres in Boston with Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the composer wrote the work in memory of the conductor's wife Natalie (1880-1942)
1951 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden, NYC, after 278 performances
1953 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 559 performances
1957Buddy Holly and The Crickets record their smash hit "That'll Be the Day"
1960 John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres
1963 Beatles release their 1st US single - "Please Please Me"