Events in Music on February 20

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1724 George Frideric Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto" premieres at the King's Theatre in Haymarket, London

  • 1816 Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
  • 1917 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!" premieres in New York
  • 1934 Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC
  • 1940 Larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"

Film release premierFilm Release

1952 "African Queen" film directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn is released in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959 Jimi Hendrix (16), rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig in the Temple De Hirsch synagogue basement, Seattle. He is fired from the band after the 1st set due to "wild" playing

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1965 Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
  • 1977 "My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1978 4th People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and James Garner & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1979 "Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1991 "Taking Steps" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 78 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • 1992 "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 1997 "Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 4-inch lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $35,000 to a memorabilia collector at an auction in Dallas, Texas

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon