Events in Music on November 3

Music History

1752 George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation

  • 1888 Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes

Music Premiere

1927 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee", based on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court", opens at the Vanderbilt Theatre, NYC; runs for 421 performances

Music Premiere

1943 Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow

The Wizard of Oz

1956 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" televised for 1st time - hosted by Bert Lahr and 10 year old Liza Minnelli, as the finale of the Ford Star Jubilee series (CBS-TV)

  • 1960 Meredith Willson's musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", starring Tammy Grimes, opens at Winter Garden, NYC; runs for 532 performances, and wins a Tony Award
  • 1970 "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC; runs for 72 performances
  • 1974 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances

Album Release

1986 John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously

Music Single

1992 "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton cover) single released by Whitney Houston (Billboard Song of the Year 1993)

Album Release

1992 Rock band Rage Against the Machine releases their debut album "Rage Against the Machine" featuring single "Killing in the Name"

  • 1996 "It's a Slippery Slope" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
  • 1998 "400 Degreez" 3rd studio album by Juvenile is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1999)

Soul Train Music Awards

2009 23rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson & Chaka Khan win

Music History

2019 Olivia Newton-John's black leather outfit from the film "Grease" sells for $405,700 at auction in Beverly Hills, California