1875Georges Bizet's last and greatest opera "Carmen" premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, France
1931 "The Star-Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem by congressional resolution; lyrics by Francis Scott Key in 1814, set to John Stafford Smith's 18th century tune "The Anacreontic Song"
1931Cab Calloway records "Minnie the Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
1940 American bandleader Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label
1944 Premiere performance of US Army Corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony by the Boston Symphony, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky in Boston, Massachusetts
1955Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"