Events in Music on December 16

  • 1767 Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premieres

Music Premiere

1877 Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres

  • 1893 Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 - "New World Symphony" premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York

Music History

1924 Noël Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London

Music Premiere

1926 Darius Milhaud's opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

  • 1948 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 1950 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1956 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances
  • 1960 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances
  • 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" closes at John Golden Theatre, NYC after 55 performances

Music Single

1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

  • 1966 The Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK

Film Premiere

1968 Musical-fantasy film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", co-written by Roald Dahl and director Ken Hughes, starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes, with songs by Sherman and Sherman, premieres at the Odeon Leicester Square theater, London

Film Premiere

1969 Film adaptation of "Hello Dolly" starring Barbra Streisand premieres; wins 3 Academy Awards

  • 1983 Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding
  • 1993 "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances

Music History

1994 Davy Jones (The Monkees), charged with DWI

#1 in the Charts

2019 Mariah Carey's single "All I Want For Christmas Is You" reaches No. 1, 25 years after release