Events in Music on December 31

  • 1680 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
  • 1879 Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Pirates of Penzance" premieres in NYC
  • 1907 Gustav Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
  • 1923 Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in New York City

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1943 NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1955 "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1961 "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • 1963 Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir played music together for the 1st time
  • 1966 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks
  • 1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1970 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to disolve The Beatles
  • 1977 "Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 performances
  • 1977 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • 1978 "Magic Show" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 1859 performances
  • 1978 "Runaways" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1979 Winterland Rock Concert Hall in San Francisco closes after 556 concerts
  • 1984 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
  • 1989 "Me & My Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 1420 performances
  • 1989 "Threepenny Opera" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances

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1993 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1995 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1995 "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1995 "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
  • 1995 "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1995 "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1995 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances

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2017 Singer Lorde called a bigot in ad in Washington Post after cancelling show in Israel

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde