Events in Music on February 9

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1893 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1959 Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2
  • 1964 1st appearance of the Beatles on the "Ed Sullivan Show" draws 73.7 million viewers
  • 1974 "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
  • 1974 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • 1979 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
  • 1979 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
  • 1984 "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

1985 Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • 1990 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 1991 "This Is Ponderous" by 2nu peaks at #46
  • 1992 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1995 "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reaches number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
  • 2016 Super Bowl L: Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers 24–10, at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara. Beyoncé, Coldplay and Bruno Mars perform the halftime show.