Events in Music on October 19

Music Premiere

1845 Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser" premieres in Dresden

Music History

1901 Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March" premieres in Liverpool, England

  • 1943 Theater Guild presentation of Shakespeare's "Othello", starring Paul Robeson, opens at the Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 296 performances
  • 1948 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances

Music History

1953 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey

  • 1957 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • 1969 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "The Rothschilds", starring Halden, Jill Clayburgh, and Robby Benson opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC; runs for 505 performances, winning 2 Tony Awards
  • 1972 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances

Music Single

1973 Ringo Starr releases music single "Photograph" in the UK

  • 1975 "A Chorus Line", held record longest-running Broadway show (6,137 performances), premieres on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in New York
  • 1986 "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1986 "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1987 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • 1989 Astor Piazzolla and William Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres at Nederlander Theater NYC
  • 1995 Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Hello Dolly!", starring Carol Channing, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 118 performances
  • 1997 "Annie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Music Single

1999 Cher releases "Believe" single (Billboard Song of the Year, 1999; Grammy Award Best Dance Recording, 2000)