Events in Music on December 17

Music Premiere

1865 Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished Symphony" premieres in Vienna with Johann von Herbeck conducting

  • 1949 "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances

Music Premiere

1953 Dmitri Shostakovich's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad

Music History

1957 Last episode of "The Nat King Cole Show" airs on NBC, cancelled due to lack of national sponsorship

  • 1960 "La Plume de Ma Tante" closes at Royale Theater, NYC after 835 performances
  • 1960 "Take Me Along" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 448 performances
  • 1960 Pablo Casals' oratorio "El Pesebrio" premieres
  • 1962 Beatles 1st British TV appearance on "People & Places"

Music Concert

1965 1st concert event at Houston Astrodome: Judy Garland headlines, with The Supremes as opening act

TV Show Appearance

1977 Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1st US TV appearance on "Saturday Night Live"

Theatrical Finale

1983 Peggy Lee's one-woman show "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC after 5 performances

  • 1992 "A Christmas Carol" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 1995 "School after Scandal" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1996 "In My Bed" single released by Dru Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 1997)

Music History

2017 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend, 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m)