On This Day

Events in Music in 1929

  • Jan 9 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC

Music History

Mar 18 Dmitri Shostakovich's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad

  • Apr 4 "New Moon" musical opens in London

Music History

May 2 Billie Holiday (14) and her mother are arrested for prostitution following a raid of a brothel in Harlem

  • Oct 9 George Kaufman & Ring Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

Dec 30 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up And Dream" opens at the Selwyn Theatre, NYC; runs for 136 performances