On This Day

Events in Music on December 19

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1881 Opera "Hérodiade" by Jules Massenet is produced in Brussels

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1946 Noël Cowards musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1957 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1960 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1969 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
  • 1971 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 1973 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances

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1975 Ron Wood joined The Rolling Stones

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1985 "Wind in the Willows" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1987 Bruins' Linseman & Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart
  • 1991 "Christmas Carol" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 1993 "Red Shoes" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1996 "Once Upon a Matress" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 187 performances

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1997 MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint