On This Day

Events in Music on September 17

  • 1931 Operetta "Viktoria & Her Hussar" by Paul Abraham (adapted for English by Harry Graham) premieres in London at Palace Theatre h

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1934 RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)

  • 1946 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 1946 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances
  • 1951 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • 1955 "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 1960 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1964 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)

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1964 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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1964 The Supremes release "Baby Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week

Film release premierFilm Premier

1980 "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

Music releaseMusic Single

1982 "Bad to the Bone" single by George Thorogood and the Destroyers first released

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
Singer and Guitarist
George Thorogood

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1983 Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st winner of African American descent

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams
  • 1995 "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 276 performances

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2003 Billy Corgan presents his poetry at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2005 Diana DeGarmo receives the Horizon Award at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony