Events in Music on May 3

  • 1917 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
  • 1944 "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway

Film release premierFilm Premier

1944 "Going My Way", directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby premieres in New York (Best Picture 1945)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1952 "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
  • 1956 Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 678 performances
  • 1960 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)
  • 1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 performances
  • 1981 "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1986 31st Eurovision Song Contest: Sandra Kim for Belgium wins singing "J'aime la vie" in Bergen
  • 1987 "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1993 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Wynonna win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1995 "My Thing of Love" opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1997 42nd Eurovision Song Contest: Katrina and the Waves for United Kingdom wins singing "Love Shine a Light" in Dublin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch