Events in Music on October 14

  • 1916 Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
  • 1924 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna

Music Premiere

1930 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and featuring debut of Ethel Merman, opens at the Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 272 performances

  • 1939 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
  • 1952 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1956 Charles Ives' overture "Robert Browning" premieres in NYC

#1 in the Charts

1957 Everly Brothers' single "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1

  • 1961 Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallée, opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs for 1415 performances, winning 7 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1968 The Beatles finish recording their double album "The Beatles" more commonly known as "The White Album"

TV Show Appearance

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on "Dick Cavett Show"

  • 1974 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
  • 1977 American rock band Kiss release their 2nd live album "Alive II"

Sports History

1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium; criticised for casual attire but ranked by Washington Examiner as second-best rendition ever at a sporting event

  • 1984 Barbara Damashek's musical "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater, NYC, after 24 performances
  • 1985 19th Country Music Association Award: Ricky Skaggs wins

Music History

2009 Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo is awarded the first $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize

  • 2022 Psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame