Events in Music on October 23

  • 1890 Opera "Prince Igor" is produced (St Petersburg)
  • 1919 Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1921 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno
  • 1942 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory")
  • 1961 "Kwamina" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1967 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1968 "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1969 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1972 "Pippin" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1944 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Sid Vicious attempts suicide while at Riker's Detention Center in NYC

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1980 "Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1989 George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • 1997 "Triumph of Love" opens at Royale Theater NYC

Music releaseMusic Single

2006 "Irreplaceable" single released by Beyonce (Soul Train Music Awards Best R&B/Soul Single 2007, Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

Music releaseAlbum Release

2007 "Raising Sand" a collaborative album by rock singer Robert Plant and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss is released

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

Music releaseMusic Single

2015 Adele releases her single "Hello" - becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele