Events in Music on February 29

  • 1836 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris
  • 1964 "Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1968 Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the first rock LP to do so

Music Premiere

1968 Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres

Album Release

2000 Giant Records releases American rock band Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature", their eighth studio album, and first in 20 years; it wins four Grammy Awards.