Events in Music on August 20

Music Premiere

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

Music History

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
  • 1979 American singer Vikki Carr (39) weds businessman Michael Nilsson
  • 1995 "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances

Film Premiere

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