On This Day

Events in Music on November 2

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1928 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia

  • 1931 Warren, Dixon and Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC
  • 1950 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1959 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1960 Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1961 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1963 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1968 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 1971 "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1973 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" special premieres on CBS TV

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1979 Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Peter Shaffer

Music releaseMusic Single

1983 "Thriller" single released worldwide by Michael Jackson

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1989 Musical "Meet Me In St Louis", based on the 1944 film, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 253 performances
  • 1991 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • 1995 "Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY
  • 1995 "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1996 "Hughie" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
  • 1997 "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances