On This Day

Events in Music on January 8

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1705 George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg

  • 1833 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established
  • 1949 "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances
  • 1949 "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1949 "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 1954 Jerry Vivino, American rock and R&B saxophonist (Max Weinberg 7; Vivino Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Music release#1 in the Charts

1956 Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog" single goes #1 and stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Dmitri Shostakovich' Katharina Ismailova premieres in Riga

  • 1966 The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • 1966 The Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1966 The Who and The Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • 1972 Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1973 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1974 E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come" premieres in NYC
  • 1981 "Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 772 performances

<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

1981 Linda Ronstadt opens in "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Uris Theater, NYC

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1989 "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances
  • 1989 "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater in NYC after 761 performances
  • 1993 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
  • 1995 "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 performances
  • 2000 "Music City Miracle", in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001 28th American Music Awards: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 Singer Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease, an infectious disease spread by ticks

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber