On This Day

Events in Music on February 22

Film release premierFilm Premier

1935 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore
  • 1941 Paul Creston's 1st Symphony premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943 Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman
  • 1950 Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • 1958 "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1963 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
  • 1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 1968 Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
  • 1970 "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1989 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman
  • 1989 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 1992 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
  • 1994 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
  • 1996 "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 1998 "King & I" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2017 Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • 2019 Musician Peter Frampton announces he has a degenerative muscular disease and his next tour will be his last