On This Day

Events in Music on April 19

  • 1774 CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris
  • 1877 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
  • 1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • 1924 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
  • 1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
  • 1951 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances
  • 1963 "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1963 Johnny Cash releases his single "Ring Of Fire" written by his future wife June Carter and Merle Kilgore

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1964 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma" premieres in West Berlin
  • 1967 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • 1970 "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • 1972 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1980 25th Eurovision Song Contest: Johnny Logan for Ireland wins singing "What's Another Year" in The Hague
  • 1981 William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, with green and gold the national colors
  • 1992 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 performances
  • 1994 "Illmatic," debut studio album by US rapper Nas is released

Music awardsMusic Awards

2015 50th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan

Music concertMusic Concert

2020 Together At Home concert for coronavirus COVID-19 aid curated by Lady Gaga and streamed worldwide

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga