On This Day

Events in Music on November 23

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1834 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres

Composer Hector Berlioz
Composer
Hector Berlioz
  • 1887 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)

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1903 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso

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1926 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1946 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1950 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • 1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
  • 1963 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1964 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 1964 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
  • 1968 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1970 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single in the US

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1977 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 performances

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1991 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1992 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opens at Booth NYC for 232 performances
  • 1993 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1993 "Doggystyle" debut album by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
  • 2009 Susan Boyle releases her debut album “I Dreamed a Dream” (biggest selling album worldwide 2009, 2010 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2009 Fela! based on music and lyrics by Nigerian singer Fela Kuti, opens on Broadway

Music awardsMusic Awards

2014 41st American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik