On This Day in Music for November 13

Events in Music

  • 1948 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances
  • 1951 Janet Collins is the first 1st African-American dancer to appear at the Metropolitan Opera, in a production of Aida
  • 1953 Dmitri Shostakovich's 4th String Quartet premieres
  • 1959 The Academy of St Martin in the Fields' first professional concert takes place in London
  • 1965 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • 1973 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 1975 Marilyn Clark and Charles Burr's revue "A Musical Jubilee", featuring Lillian Gish. John Raitt, Tammy Grimes, Cyril Ritchard, and Dick Shawn opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 92 performances
  • 1989 Paul McCartney releases single "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"
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Weddings in Music

  • 1934 American actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25); divorce in 1940
  • 1960 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (34) marries Swedish actress May Britt (26) at Temple Israel of Hollywood, California; divorce in 1968

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