1944 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
1947 "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
1964 The Beatles make their first appearance on US Billboard Chart with single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at #45
1968 "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
1968 Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing" premieres in NYC