Events in Music on March 3

  • 1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1875 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
  • 1931 Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1955 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • 1957 2nd Eurovision Song Contest: Corry Brokken for Netherlands wins singing "Net als toen" in Frankfurt
  • 1965 The Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Canadian-American rock band "Buffalo Springfield" forms (Stephen Stills, Neil Young, et al)

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • 1971 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles
  • 1973 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • 1974 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1975 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1975 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Pictures) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1985 "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances
  • 1991 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1994 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances
  • 1999 "Fortunate" single by Maxwell is released (Billboard Music Award Best R&B Single of the Year)
  • 2005 50 Cent releases his album “The Massacre” (2005 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album 2006)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2008 Duffy releases her debut album "Rockferry" (2009 Grammy Best Pop Vocal Album)

Singer Duffy