Events in Music on May 9

Music Premiere

1868 Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres

  • 1944 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana
  • 1950 Norman Dello Joio's opera, "The Triumph of St. Joan", premieres in Bronxville, New York
  • 1962 The Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone
  • 1965 The Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert, at the Royal Albert Hall in London
  • 1976 "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1978 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 performances

Music Premiere

1982 Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine" premieres in NYC

  • 1983 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, and Sylvia win
  • 1987 32nd Eurovision Song Contest: Johnny Logan for Ireland wins singing "Hold Me Now" in Brussels
  • 1989 "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • 1992 37th Eurovision Song Contest: Linda Martin for Ireland wins singing "Why Me" in Malmo
  • 1993 "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • 1993 "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 1994 "Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 280 performances

Music History

1996 Geddy Lee is made an Officer of the Order of Canada

  • 1998 43rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dana International for Israel wins singing "Diva" in Birmingham
  • 2022 Navajo-American composer Raven Chacon receives Pulitzer Prize in Music for his work "Voiceless Mass" [1]