Events in Music on December 8

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1813 Ludwig von Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1849 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller" premieres in Naples

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1914 Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1915 Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E premieres
  • 1930 Cole Porter's musical "NYCers" premieres in NYC
  • 1947 "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • 1948 "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
  • 1949 Jule Styne's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1949 "On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1951 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 performances
  • 1956 Guy Mitchell's "Singing the Blues" single goes #1 for 10 weeks
  • 1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 performances
  • 1963 "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 performances
  • 1967 The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK
  • 1973 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • 1975 "Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Annie Leibovitz has a photo-shoot with John Lennon, the last person to professionally photograph him before his death

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1982 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
  • 1991 "Homecoming" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1991 "Nick & Nora" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 9 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1993 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1994 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per
  • 1996 "God Said, Ha!" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 22 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1997 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes & Spice Girls win

Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
Singer Melanie Brown
Singer
Melanie Brown