On This Day

Events in Music on July 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1900 Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" premieres in Helsinki

Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer
Jean Sibelius

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1949 "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • 1955 "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • 1955 "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1956 Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1958 Musical drama Film "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley based on a novel by Harold Robbins premieres
  • 1960 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1969 American guitarist Leslie West and producer, bassist Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
  • 1972 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
  • 1973 "You've Never Been This Far Before" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
  • 1980 Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
  • 1991 Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis
  • 1995 "The Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

2005 10 Live 8 concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • 2018 Singers Cheryl and Liam Payne announce they are splitting up after two years
  • 2020 Funeral for slain Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa in Ambo amid nationwide unrest at his death that has killed over 80 people