Events in Music on March 5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1807 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B

  • 1856 Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire
  • 1868 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • 1907 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
  • 1919 Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1942 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in Siberia
  • 1944 1st performance of Walter Piston's 2nd Symphony
  • 1954 "Girl in Pink Tights" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 performances

CommunicationElvis Presley in the Army

1960 Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army

  • 1960 Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • 1963 Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"
  • 1965 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
  • 1966 11th Eurovision Song Contest: Udo Jurgens for Austria wins singing "Merci, Cherie" in Luxembourg

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1971 "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
Musician John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones
Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1972 Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
  • 1974 "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1975 10th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1977 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
  • 1978 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances
  • 1981 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC for 4 performances
  • 1981 Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB)
  • 1994 Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop