On This Day

Events in Music on August 31

  • 1916 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
  • 1928 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1969 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 George Harrison found guilty of plagiarising "My Sweet Lord"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1980 "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1987 Michael Jackson's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1997 "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999 "Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-songwriter
Natalie Maines

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2006 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win

Film release premierFilm Premier

2018 "A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
Actor Bradley Cooper
Actor
Bradley Cooper