On This Day

Events in Music on August 20

  • 1828 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory" premieres in Paris

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1882 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow

  • 1944 "Anna Lucasta" opens on Broadway
  • 1957 "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • 1965 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • 1966 Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
  • 1979 Singer Vikki Carr & Michael Nilsson wed
  • 1995 "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances

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2013 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Harry Styles