On This Day

Events in Music in 1923

  • Jan 4 1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Fort Worth Texas)

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Feb 1 Noël Coward's "Young Idea" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

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Feb 19 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony premieres

Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer
Jean Sibelius
  • Feb 21 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London

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Mar 7 Carlos Gardel applies for Argentine citizenship

  • Mar 23 Frank Silver & Irving Conn release "Yes, We Have No Bananas"
  • Mar 31 First dance marathon in New York City; Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hours with 6 different partners

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May 30 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Jun 14 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
  • Oct 29 Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City

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Nov 19 Béla Bartòk's "Tancsuite" premieres

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • Dec 31 Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City