On This Day

Events in Music in 1920

Music History

Jan 3 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres

Music History

Feb 28 Maurice Ravel's orchestral suite "Le tombeau de Couperin" premieres in Paris

  • Aug 10 Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds record “Crazy Blues” for Okeh Records, first significant Blues hit by African American artist

Theater Premiere

Nov 1 Eugene O'Neill's drama "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Playhouse, NYC; runs for 204 performances

Music Premiere

Dec 21 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC

Music Concert

Dec 24 Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance, with the Metropolitan Opera in NYC