Events in Music on March 29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1795 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as a pianist in Vienna

  • 1827 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
  • 1879 Tsjaikovski's opera "Jevgeni Onegin," premieres in Moscow
  • 1941 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Requiem Symphony"
  • 1941 WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)
  • 1947 "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances
  • 1951 "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances
  • 1960 Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres
  • 1966 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 performances
  • 1969 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Salome for Spain ("Vivo cantando"), Lulu of United Kingdom ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"), Lenny Kuhr of Netherlands ("De troubadour"), and Frida Boccara of France ("Un jour, un enfant") all win in Madrid
  • 1970 "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1981 Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances
  • 1986 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
  • 1988 "Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 1992 "Conversations with My Father" opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances
  • 1996 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men

Music releaseMusic Single

2005 "We Belong Together" single is released by Mariah Carey (Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2006, Billboard Song of the Year 2005)

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Music releaseMusic Single

2007 Rihanna releases her hit single "Umbrella" featuring Jay-Z - stays 7 weeks at No.1 on US Billboard Hot 100

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z