Events in Music on December 25

  • 1830 Hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic" premieres

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1896 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

  • 1905 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste" premieres in NYC

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1915 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1917 Louis Hirsch and Otto Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in New York City
  • 1931 NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
  • 1937 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio
  • 1955 Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music & popular music
  • 1958 Alan Freed's Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular opens

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1964 George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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1967 Singer Paul McCartney & actress Jane Asher get engaged

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1994 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances