On This Day

Events in Music in December 1953

  • Dec 3 "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich' 5th String Quartet

  • Dec 3 "In the Jailhouse Now" single recorded by Webb Pierce (Billboard Song of the Year 1955)
  • Dec 10 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • Dec 17 Dmitri Shostakovich's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad