Events in Music on August 9

Music Premiere

1862 Hector Berlioz's opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden, Germany

Historic Siege

1942 Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, dedicated to city of Leningrad, performed in Leningrad by starving musicians and broadcast to German forces over loudspeakers during siege by Nazi forces

  • 1966 The Beatles release their "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
  • 1969 Kander and Ebbs' musical "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 305 performances

Music History

1973 Northern Irish guitarist Henry McCullough quits rock band Wings, founded by Paul McCartney

  • 1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 1992 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances

Music Single

1997 "Just to See You Smile" single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)

  • 1999 The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru as the official national flag, and "Kimi Ga Yo" as national anthem.
  • 2015 At Ferguson anniversary of the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, a man is shot and a state of emergency declared