Events in Music on July 23

Music Concert

1961 American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

  • 1965 The Beatles' single "Help" is released in the UK

#1 in the Charts

1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" hits #1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)

  • 1976 Wings release single "Let 'em In"

Famous Photo

1984 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns after Penthouse publishes unauthorized nude photos of her

Music Concert

1989 Ringo Starr's first All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemons, Dr. John, Billy Preston, and Jim Keltner

Music History

1992 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour, his first with musicians other than the E Street band

Music History

1994 American dancer, actor, and director Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke

  • 1995 "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances

Music History

2010 One Direction is formed during the X Factor show as Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson join together