On This Day

Events in Music in 1935

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 22 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 Béla Bartok's 5th String quartet premieres in Washington, D.C.

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • Apr 10 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

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Sep 30 George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 12 Cole Porter's musical "Jubilee" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 167 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • Nov 15 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 16 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers
  • Nov 16 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 420 performances