Events in Music on November 5

  • 1846 Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres
  • 1883 Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in NYC
  • 1919 Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio
  • 1955 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was destroyed in World War II

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1956 The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • 1958 "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Dmitri Shostakovich completes Michelangelo songs

Music releaseAlbum Release

1982 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1985 "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1987 "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • 1987 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
  • 1989 "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1992 "Show Off" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 2003 37th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins
  • 2014 48th CMT Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win
  • 2018 Spice Girls announce a new tour but without Victoria Beckham "Posh Spice"