On This Day

Events in Music on May 22

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1900 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
  • 1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
  • 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" hits #66
  • 1965 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1
  • 1996 "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 2002 37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson win

Music awardsMusic Awards

2011 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Musician Daniel Johns
Daniel Johns

Music concertMusic Concert

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