Events in Music on October 21

  • 1858 Jacques Offenbach's operetta " Orpheus in the Underworld" (Orphée aux Enfers) premieres in Paris, includes "Infernal Galop" (can-can tune)

Music History

1944 Walter Piston's "Fugue for a Victory Tune" premieres in NYC

Music History

1961 Barbra Streisand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"

  • 1971 "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances
  • 1972 "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1972 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 1972 "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1975 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances

Music History

1975 Elton John is given a star in Hollywood

  • 1980 "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • 1989 "Dangerous Games" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances

Music History

1992 Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale

  • 1993 "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances

Music Concert

2001 "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. organized and headlined by Michael Jackson and featuring Aerosmith, Mariah Carey and The Backstreet Boys