On This Day

Events in Music on February 3

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1844 Hector Berlioz's "Carnaval Romain" premieres in Paris

Composer Hector Berlioz
Composer
Hector Berlioz
  • 1913 Golden and Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in New York City
  • 1919 Herbert and Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in New York City

Film release premierFilm Premier

1932 "Shanghai Express" directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook and Anna Mae Wong premieres in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1951 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge
  • 1958 Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3

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1959 "The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake, Iowa

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1964 "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold

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1967 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1969 "Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • 1973 Dr Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 & peaks at #6
  • 1974 "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1979 "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
  • 1985 "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1994 "Les Miserables" opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore

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2003 Actress Lana Clarkson is shot and killed by Phil Spector at Spector's house in Alhambra, California

Music Producer Phil Spector
Music Producer
Phil Spector
  • 2019 Rapper 21 Savage arrested by US immigration for overstaying his visa