On This Day

Events in Music on April 28

  • 1865 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine" premieres in Paris
  • 1892 1st performance of Antonín Dvořák's overture "Carnival Overture"

Music releaseMusic Recording

1940 Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1943 1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning"
  • 1960 "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 "My Name is Barbra", Barbra Streisand's first special, premieres on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music concertMusic Concert

1965 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "La bohème" with Mirella Freni

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Music awardsMusic Awards

1969 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win

Country Singer Glen Campbell
Country Singer
Glen Campbell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1984 "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 187 performances
  • 1988 "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1990 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances
  • 1991 "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 1991 "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 78 performances
  • 1993 "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1996 "Big" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 1997 "Jekyll & Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC