On This Day

Events in Music on November 29

  • 1825 1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)
  • 1921 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1932 Cole Porter's musical "Gay Divorcee" opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC, later transferred to the Schubert Theater; runs for 248 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • 1948 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • 1956 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances
  • 1959 2nd Grammy Awards: Mack The Knife, Bobby Darin wins
  • 1963 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom
  • 1965 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1969 The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
  • 1970 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres
  • 1981 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • 1987 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
  • 1990 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1992 "Sea Gull" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1992 "Solitary Confinement" closes at Nederlander NYC after 25 performances
  • 1993 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1994 "My Life" 2nd studio album by Mary J. Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Puff Daddy
  • 1995 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC

Music releaseMusic Single

2010 "Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012)

Singer-songwriter Adele
  • 2019 K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to prison for gang-raping unconscious fans and distributing footage of it (Jung)