Events in Music on December 29

Music Premiere

1857 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Die Hunnenschlacht" premieres in Weimar

Music History

1902 Scot Joplin copyrights "The Entertainer" and several other piano rag compositions through the US Copyright Office

  • 1911 San Francisco Symphony forms

Film Premiere

1932 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers' 1st joint movie "Flying Down to Rio," directed by Thornton Freeland, premieres in NYC

  • 1948 "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances

Music History

1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

Music Single

1965 The Supremes release single "My World is Empty Without You"

Music History

1982 Jamaican Post issues commemorative postage stamp featuring reggae singer Bob Marley

  • 1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period

Theatrical Finale

1991 "A Christmas Carol", starring Patrick Stewart, in a one-man show, closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC, after a limited run of 14 performances

Music History

1993 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

  • 1996 "Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1996 "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater NYC after
  • 1996 "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC