On This Day

Events in Music on May 5

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 1900 "The Billboard" began weekly publication

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1927 Dmitri Shostakovich'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

Music release#1 in the Charts

1962 "West Side Story" soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 1967 The Kinks release "Waterloo Sunset" as a single; peaks at #2 on the British charts
  • 1971 Courtney, Courtney, and Link's musical "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC, runs for 5 performances
  • 1984 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces Cleveland, Ohio chosen as the site of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
  • 1990 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb

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1992 American 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • 2015 "Traveller" debut album by Chris Stapleton is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album, 2016; Billboard Album of the Year, 2016)

Music releaseMusic Single

2018 Childish Gambino [Donald Glover] releases the music video to new single "This is America" to wide acclaim

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover