On This Day

Events in Music on August 17

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1876 Richard Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1883 The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional

Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

1939 "The Wizard of Oz" opens at Loews Capitol Theatre in NY

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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
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Music releaseMusic Premiere

1946 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres

Composer Arthur Honegger
Composer
Arthur Honegger
  • 1980 "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 1986 Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured
  • 2004 The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.