On This Day

Events in Music in 1914

  • Jan 3 Kelman, Cushing, and Heath's musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 13 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
  • Jan 24 Opera "Madeleine" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 2 James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 13 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) founded at Hotel Claridge in NYC
  • Feb 19 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin
  • May 15 Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
  • Jul 28 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC, by Harry Fox

Music Premiere

Aug 24 Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC

Historic Publication

Sep 11 W. C. Handy "Father of the Blues" publishes his most famous composition "St Louis Blues"

Music Premiere

Dec 8 Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC