Events in Music on July 19

  • 1913 Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1

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1941 BBC World Service begins playing V(ictory) ("...-" in Morse code) (opening of Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th symphony)

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1942 US première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in NYC by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in a concert broadcast nationwide on NBC radio

  • 1951 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • 1952 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • 1958 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances

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1974 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
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David Bowie
  • 1976 Rock group Deep Purple disbands
  • 1980 David Bowie appears in role of "Elephant Man" in Denver
  • 1992 "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • 1992 NYC ballet dancer Peter Martins is arrested for beating his wife

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2013 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
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Selena Gomez
  • 2018 Duck boot sinks in Table Rock Lake, Missouri, drowning 17 people