On This Day

Events in Music on February 15

  • 1686 Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide" premieres in Paris

Music Recording

1941 Duke Ellington first records "Take the A Train"

Music History

1941 Greek-American singer Maria Callas makes her professional opera debut as Beatrice, in Franz von Suppé's "Boccaccio" at the Olympia Theatre in Athens, Greece

  • 1947 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances

Music History

1949 Dmitri Shostakovich' "Song of the Woods" premieres in Leningrad

  • 1964 Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks

Music History

1965 John Lennon passes his driving test

Grammy Awards

1979 21st Grammy Awards: Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are"; A Taste of Honey win

  • 1979 Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show

Sports History

1987 1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler is disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot

Film Release

1996 Tamil romantic comedy film "Poove Unakkaga" released directed by Vikraman, starring Sangita and Vijay in his breakthrough role

Grammy Awards

2016 58th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran; Best Album "1989" by Taylor Swift

Music Premiere

2022 Revival of Meredith Willson's musical "The Music Man", starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, opens at Winter Graden Theater, NYC