On This Day

Events in Music on June 28

  • 1846 Saxophone is patented by Antoine-Joseph "Adolfe" Sax

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1928 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1947 "Temptation" (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
  • 1950 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances

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1967 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
  • 1981 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 1987 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
  • 1992 "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • 1997 "Master Class" closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • 1997 Kandor and Ebb's musical "Steel Pier" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC after 76 performances