Events in Music on August 27

  • 1892 NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
  • 1900 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers
  • 1934 Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin and Yips Harburg's musical 'Life Begins at 8:40' premieres in NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1965 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
  • 1977 "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1990 "No Fences" 2nd studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1994 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 performances
  • 1995 "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • 2012 "Thrift Shop" single is released by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year 2013, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song 2014)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Former Spice Girl Mel B announces she is entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction following her acrimonious divorce