On This Day

Events in Music on September 14

Music History

1741 George Frideric Handel finishes his "Messiah" oratorio after working on it non-stop for 23 days

Music Premiere

1954 Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice

Music Recording

1955 Little Richard records "Tutti Frutti" at J & M Studio in New Orleans, Louisiana

Music History

1960 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of Communist Party of USSR

  • 1968 Dmitri Shostakovich' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
  • 1968 While on tour in England, a fire at singer Roy Orbison's Henderson, Tennessee home kills the two eldest of his three sons
  • 1979 The film "Quadrophenia", loosely based on The Who's 1973 rock opera of the same name, is released.
  • 1980 "Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances

Video Music Awards

1984 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think", and David Bowie wins with "China Girl"

  • 1987 'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest

Music History

2017 Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant, because of lupus, donated by her friend Francia Rais