Events in Music on December 20

  • 1600 Ottario Rinuccini and Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1823 Play "Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus" by Helmina von Ch├ęzy with incidental music by Franz Schubert premieres in Vienna

Composer Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
  • 1943 "Internationale" is no longer USSR National Anthem
  • 1946 Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres

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1957 Elvis Presley receives his draft notice to join the US Army for National Service

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1967 Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull
  • 1969 Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1

Music releaseAlbum Release

1974 George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1976 "Music Is" opens at St James Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1981 Harry Krieger and Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1522 performances
  • 1984 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library

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1987 "Nuts" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1995 "Paul Roebson" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 14 performances

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2017 Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga