On This Day

Events in Music in 1928

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 1 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records featuring Bing Crosby

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Mar 13 Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 22 Noël Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Aug 31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres
  • Sep 15 Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 8 Cole Porter and E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 8 Joseph Szigeti debuted Alfredo Casella's Violin Concerto.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 2 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia

  • Nov 8 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 4 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 13 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres (NYC)
  • Dec 28 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made