On This Day

Events in Music on December 16

  • 1767 Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premieres
  • 1877 Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres
  • 1893 Anton Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "New World Symphony" premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York

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1924 Noël Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1926 Darius Milhauds 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
  • 1966 The Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK

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

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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1969 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1983 Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding
  • 1993 "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances

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1994 Davy Jones (The Monkees), charged with DWI

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones

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

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey