On This Day

Events in Music on February 23

  • 1792 Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1886 Tchaikovsky's "Manfred" symphony premieres

  • 1957 "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at the Vienna State Opera in "La traviata"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

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1971 George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1978 20th Grammy Awards: Hotel California, Fleetwood Mac, Debbie Boone wins
  • 1979 "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • 1979 George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album, featuring the single "Blow Away"
  • 1983 25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins
  • 1990 “Hold On” single released by En Vogue (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)
  • 1995 "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999 Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter

Music awardsGrammy Awards

2000 42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

Music awardsGrammy Awards

2003 45th Grammy Awards: Don't Know Why, Norah Jones wins

Singer and Pianist Norah Jones
Singer and Pianist
Norah Jones