Events in Music on February 2

  • 1633 M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano" premieres in Rome

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1731 George Frideric Handel's opera "Poro" premieres in London

  • 1762 Thomas Arnes' opera "Artaxerxes" premieres in London
  • 1795 Joseph Haydn's 102nd Symphony in B premieres
  • 1823 Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
  • 1900 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 1914 James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 3 men dance Charleston for 22 hours

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1940 Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1946 "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1950 "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances

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1952 B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 1957 "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances

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1959 Buddy Holly's last performance

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1963 Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
  • 1973 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV

Music release#1 in the Charts

1974 Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances

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1991 Sting scores his second UK No.1 album with 'The Soul Cages'

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

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1992 IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • 1995 "Molière Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1997 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC

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2003 Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have'

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • 2003 Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'