Events in Music on December 18

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1892 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres

  • 1892 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres
  • 1961 Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1962 Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony premieres in Moscow

Film release premierFilm Premier

1963 "The Pink Panther" film premieres directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers and David Niven with theme by Henry Mancini

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
Actor David Niven
David Niven
  • 1964 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 1964 During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home
  • 1965 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1969 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • 1970 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

1976 "A Star is Born" film directed by Frank Pierson with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1985 "Jerry's Girls" opens at St James Theater NYC for 139 performances
  • 1994 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1994 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 performances