On This Day

Events in Music on April 4

  • 1859 Opera "Dinorah" is produced in Paris
  • 1929 "New Moon" musical opens in London

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1940 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Higher & Higher" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers
  • 1957 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony premieres French Radio National Orchestra, conducted by the composer, in Paris
  • 1964 "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1964 Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1968 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 1971 Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances, then most expensive Broadway musical
  • 1981 26th Eurovision Song Contest: Bucks Fizz for United Kingdom wins singing "Making Your Mind Up" in Dublin

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1987 "Always & Forever" 2nd studio album by Randy Travis (Billboard Album of the Year 1988)

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis

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1990 Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

  • 1991 "Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 1996 "Inherit the Wind" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 2009 Eminem Inducts Run-DMC Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame