Events in Music on June 16

  • 1946 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances
  • 1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris
  • 1967 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
  • 1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • 1980 "Blues Brothers" premieres in Chicago
  • 1991 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • 1997 31st Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & LeAnn Rimes