On This Day

Events in Music on July 8

  • 1946 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1949 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson, 1st black players for New York Giants, 4-3 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
  • 1982 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1988 Rockers Jonathan "Chico" & Robert DeBarge indicted on drug trafficking

Music History

1988 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992; he does not follow through

Music Single

1996 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK