On This Day

Events in Music on December 27

  • 1903 "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung
  • 1932 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City
  • 1934 "Thumbs Up" a musical revue, including music and lyrics by Vernon Duke & James Hanley premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 7th Symphony in Siberia

  • 1954 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater in NYC for 92 performances
  • 1961 Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Subways are for Sleeping" premieres at St James Theater NYC for 205 performances

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1964 The Supremes 1st appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" singing "Come See About Me"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1966 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1967 Leonard Cohen releases his debut album "Songs of Leonard Cohen" on Columbia Records

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1970 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances
  • 1972 "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1978 CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins

  • 1986 "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • 1992 "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1992 "Les Miserables" opens at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen
  • 1992 "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

  • 1993 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

2002 "Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.