Events in Music on March 20

  • 1885 Yiddish theater opens in NY with Golldfaden operetta
  • 1888 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1948 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90

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1948 20th Academy Awards: "Gentleman's Agreement", Loretta Young, Ronald Colman win

  • 1954 "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
  • 1965 10th Eurovision Song Contest: Serge Gainsbourg for Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" in Naples
  • 1967 The Supremes release "The Happening"
  • 1982 Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks

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1990 Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident

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1991 Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1994 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1994 "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1994 "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 1995 Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years
  • 1996 "Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances

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2002 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O'Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Rapper Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre

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2004 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
Singer Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles