On This Day

Events in Music on July 24

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1917 Trial of Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari begins in Paris for allegedly spying for Germany and thus causing the deaths of 50,000 soldiers

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1942 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1965 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances

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1965 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1965 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts
  • 1967 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
  • 1982 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • 1983 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1984 "Careless Whisper" single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1985)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael

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2018 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer-Songwriter Demi Lovato
Actress and Singer-Songwriter
Demi Lovato