On This Day

Events in Music on May 7

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1824 Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony, often regarded as his greatest work, premieres in Vienna

  • 1888 Édouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Recording

1941 Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA, it becomes 1st record to be designated "gold"

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1960 Webster and Fain's musical "Christine", based on Hilda Wernher's novel "My Indian Family", closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1960 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances
  • 1960 "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 performances
  • 1966 Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
  • 1970 "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
  • 1977 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • 1977 22nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marie Myriam for France wins singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant" in London
  • 1982 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 performances
  • 1995 "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit

Singer Rihanna
Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour