On This Day

On This Day in Music for May 7

Events in Music

  • 1824 Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony, often regarded as his greatest work, premieres in Vienna
  • 1888 Édouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris
  • 1941 Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA, it becomes 1st record to be designated "gold"
  • 1953 Cole Porter's musical "Can-Can" opens at the Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 892 performances
  • 1960 Webster and Fain's musical "Christine", based on Hilda Wernher's novel "My Indian Family", closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 12 performances
  • 1960 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater. NYC, after 602 performances and 1 Tony Award
  • 1960 Musical review "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 21 performances
  • 1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 2005 Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee

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