On This Day

Events in Music on October 30

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1940 Cole Porter's musical "Panama Hattie" opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs 501 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944 Aaron Copland's ballet score "Appalachian Spring" premieres in Washington, D.C. with Martha Graham dancing lead role

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1947 Darius Milhaud's 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949 "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson
Playwright and Dramatist
Maxwell Anderson

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1949 Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical "Lost in the Stars" premieres in NYC

Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson
Playwright and Dramatist
Maxwell Anderson
  • 1950 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1957 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow

  • 1976 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1985 "Rockin' with the Rhythm" 2nd studio album by The Judds is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1986)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1987 "Faith" debut album by George Michael is released

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1997 "The Cherry Orchard" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

2003 "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 2007 "Long Road Out of Eden" 7th studio album by the Eagles is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2008)