On This Day

Events in Music on May 3

  • 1917 Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque" and "Israel Symphony" premiere in Carnegie Hall, NYC, with Artur Bodanzky conducting the former, and the composer conducting the latter

Film Premiere

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

  • 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; runs 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 Awards

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

  • 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

Album Release

2005 Fall Out Boy's breakthrough album "From Under the Cork Tree" is released through Island Records

Music History

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