Events in Music on July 14

  • 1682 Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London
  • 1795 The French National Convention decrees "La Marseillaise" by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France's national anthem
  • 1951 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1951 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 1967 The Who begin a US tour opening for Herman's Hermits
  • 1989 Jessye Norman sings French national anthem, La Marseillaise at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, to celebrate 200th anniversary of the French Revolution
  • 1996 "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 performances
  • 1996 "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances