Events in Music on May 5

  • 1726 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris

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1891 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Berlin
  • 1951 "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • 1955 "Damn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
  • 1962 West Side Story soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
  • 1971 "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1984 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • 1990 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb

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1992 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1994 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • 1996 "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 performances

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1999 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill