On This Day

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 Chézy with incidental music by Franz Schubert premieres in Vienna

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert
  • 1943 "Internationale" is no longer USSR National Anthem

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1946 Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 Maurice Ravel and John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast" premieres

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

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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

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1962 Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • 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
Singer-Songwriter
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 "Nuts" with Barbra Streisand premieres

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

2005 "The Breakthrough" 7th studio album by Mary J. Blige is released

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga