On This Day

Events in Music on May 14

Music Concert

1832 Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture "Hebrides" premieres in London

Music History

1902 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso makes his Covent Garden debut opposite Nellie Melba in Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" in London

  • 1927 "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie

Music Premiere

1942 World premiere performance of Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" with: Andre Kostelanetz conducting the Cincinnati Symphony in Cincinnati, Ohio

Music History

1946 Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love" premieres

  • 1949 "Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances
  • 1951 Sammy Fain and Yip Harburg's musical "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1957 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 432 performances
  • 1960 "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
  • 1960 Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Potsdam, NY
  • 1966 A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95
  • 1968 Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
  • 1978 "Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1979 "Kids Are All Right" rockumentary film featuring The Who premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
  • 1980 "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1983 "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
  • 1984 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win
  • 1988 "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1995 "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 2011 56th Eurovision Song Contest: Ell & Nikki for Azerbaijan wins singing "Running Scared" in Dusseldorf
  • 2016 61st Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins singing "1944"
  • 2022 Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine singing "Stefania" win the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy