Today in the History of Grease

Events in Music

  • 1972-02-14 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway at the Eden Theatre
  • 1972-06-07 Musical "Grease" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances
  • 1973-06-26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

1978-06-16 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical

Actor John Travolta
Actor
John Travolta
Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1980-04-13 Musical "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances
  • 1994-05-11 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" opens at Eugene O' Neill Theater, NYC; runs for 1,503 performances
  • 1998-01-25 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-11-03 Olivia Newton-John's black leather outfit from the film "Grease" sells for $405,700 at auction in Beverly Hills, California

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

Birthdays in Music

  • 1950-10-05 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)

Person of interestJohn Travolta

1954-02-18 John Travolta, American actor (Welcome Back, Kotter; Saturday Night Fever; Pulp Fiction), and singer (Grease - "You're The One That I Want"), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • 1957-03-06 Edward "Eddie" Deezen, American actor (Grease; I Wanna Hold Your Hand), born in Cumberland, Maryland

Deaths in Music

  • 2011-05-27 Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (Taxi - "Bobby"; Grease - "Kenickie"; Babylon 5 - "Zack"), dies of pneumonia and sepsis at 51
  • 2016-01-04 Robert Stigwood, Australian-born British-resident music entrepreneur and film producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), dies at 81