On This Day

Events in Music on August 20

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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