On This Day

Events in Music on September 4

Film release premierFilm Release

1936 "Swing Time", directed by George Stevens, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is released

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1948 "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1962 Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI
  • 1965 Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1965 Rock group Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
  • 1970 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova defects to the West while on tour with the Kirov Ballet in London and is granted political asylum
  • 1977 "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • 1980 Yes performs its last concert at Madison Square Garden
  • 1983 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 performances
  • 1984 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years [1]
  • 1991 "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Cult TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor debuts in the US

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
Actor Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
  • 1996 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins win
  • 1997 14th MTV Video Music Awards: Jamiroquai, Jewel & Beck win