On This Day

Events in Music on April 9

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1894 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz

Composer Anton Bruckner
Composer
Anton Bruckner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Washington, D.C.

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1962 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story" (Best Picture, Director, and 8 more), Sophia Loren (Two Women) & Maximilian Schell (Judgement At Nuremberg) win

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
Actor Maximilian Schell
Actor
Maximilian Schell
  • 1965 Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
  • 1967 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances
  • 1972 "Sugar", a musical adaptation of 1959 film "Some Like It Hot", opens at Majestic Theater, NYC for 506 performances
  • 1988 "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
  • 1990 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1995 "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • 2012 "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"
  • 2018 Fleetwood Mac announce new members Neil Finn and Mike Campbell after firing long-standing member Lindsey Buckingham