On This Day

Events in Music on September 19

  • 1908 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1910 George M. Cohan's musical "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1953 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

1960 Chubby Checker's "The Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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  • 1976 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1979 No Nukes Concert at Madison Square Garden includes Springsteen & Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • 1981 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a NYC Central Park concert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music releaseAlbum Release

1988 Bon Jovi release their 4th album "New Jersey" - most top ten hits of any rock/glam metal album (5)

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora

Music releaseAlbum Release

1989 "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" 4th studio album by Janet Jackson is released (Grammy Award Best Long Form Music Video 1990, Billboard Album of the Year 1990)

  • 1996 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC