On This Day

Events in Music on May 22

Music History

1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 1900 American inventor Edwin S Votey receives patent for pneumatic piano player
  • 1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1

Music Premiere

1950 Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) premieres in London

  • 1961 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
  • 1961 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
  • 1965 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious", from the film "Mary Poppin" hits #66
  • 1965 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1

Music History

1986 American singer and actress Cher calls David Letterman an a**hole on his "Late Night" TV program (NBC)

  • 1994 Musical sequel "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 16 performances
  • 1996 "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC; runs for 29 performances

Music Awards

2002 37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson win

Music Awards

2011 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

Album Release

2015 Daniel Johns releases “Talk”, his debut album as a solo artist

Music Concert

2017 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

  • 2021 Eurovision Song Contest won by Italian metal band Maneskin with 524 points in Rotterdam