Events in Music on April 14

  • 1883 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres in Paris
  • 1895 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932 Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet

MurderMurder of Interest

1936 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf
  • 1946 "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • 1956 "Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances
  • 1956 "Plain & Fancy" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 476 performances
  • 1960 "Bye Bye Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 607 performances

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1963 George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1969 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
Actor Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1970 "Boy Friend" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • 1972 "That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1986 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
  • 1988 "Mail" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1991 "Mule Bone" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 67 performances
  • 1991 "Oh, Kay!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • 1992 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances
  • 1992 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester
  • 1996 "Apple Doesn't Fall" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 1 performance

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2000 Metallica file a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008 42nd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Trace Adkins wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2012 Beastie Boys inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Adam Yauch too ill to attend

Rocker Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch

Music concertMusic Concert

2018 Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube