On This Day

Events in Music on September 5

  • 1946 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1973 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1975 Wings release "Letting Go"
  • 1976 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1976 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

1986 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

  • 1991 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins
  • 1993 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • 1993 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • 1993 Musical "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances with 6 Tony Awards
  • 1996 "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 2001 John Cage's musical composition "As Slow as Possible", to be played for 639 years, begins at St. Burchardi Church, Halberstadt, Germany