On This Day

Events in Music on October 19

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner

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

Composer Edward Elgar
Edward Elgar
  • 1943 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
  • 1948 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances

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1953 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • 1957 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • 1969 J Bock and S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 1972 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 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 "Hello Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • 1997 "Annie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop