On This Day

Events in Music on October 12

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1935 Cole Porter's musical "Jubilee" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • 1950 "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances
  • 1957 "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • 1957 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • 1961 "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1963 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances

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1968 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1971 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 performances
  • 1972 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances

MurderMurder of Interest

1978 Sid Vicious charged with murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1980 "Your Arm's Too Short to Box With God" closes at Ambassador NYC after 149 performances
  • 1980 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in LA
  • 1981 "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1981 15th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones wins

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 1987 21st Country Music Association Award: Hank William Jr wins

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1987 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"; it would become his third solo number 1 hit, and the last by any of the Beatles

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1989 Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
  • 1993 "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1995 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances