On This Day

Events in Music on March 29

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King and I", based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam", opens at St James Theater, New York City for 1246 performances; Star Yul Brynner would lead the cast of the 1956 film version, and play the role over 4,200 times

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1960 Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud
  • 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
  • 1996 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men win

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, goes to No. 1 on US Billboard Hot 100 for 7 weeks

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

2019 Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish releases her debut studio album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Singer-Songwriter Billie Eilish
Singer-Songwriter
Billie Eilish