On This Day

Events in Music in 1916

  • Jan 28 Opera "Goyescas" premieres in New York City

Music Recording

Feb 5 Enrico Caruso records "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co.

  • Feb 11 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
  • Feb 17 Sigmund Romberg, James Hanley, Harold R. Atteridge and Edgar Smith's musical Robinson Crusoe Jr. premieres in NYC
  • Aug 31 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
  • Oct 14 Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
  • Nov 16 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC