On This Day

Events in Music in October 1939

  • Oct 14 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed

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Oct 16 George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "The Man Who Came to Dinner" premieres in NYC, running until 1941 for 739 performances

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 18 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Too Many Girls" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers

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Oct 20 "All the Things You Are" recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader Tommy Dorsey
Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader
Tommy Dorsey

Music releaseMusic Recording

Oct 24 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"

Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
Benny Goodman