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Events in Music

Events 1 - 100 of 230

1786-11-07 - The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
1883-11-05 - Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in NYC
1884-09-24 - Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis" premieres in NYC
1886-10-27 - Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" performed in Russia
1894-05-12 - Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
1896-04-25 - Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London
1897-08-03 - John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best" premieres in NYC
1897-09-18 - Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of NYC," premieres in NYC
1898-09-26 - Victor Herbert/Harry Smith's musical premieres in NYC
1901-02-25 - George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son," premieres in NYC
1903-11-16 - V Herbert & H Smith' musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
1904-11-17 - George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC
1904-12-27 - Duke of York Theatre opens in London (1st musical Peter Pan)
1905-01-14 - Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana," premieres in NYC
1905-12-25 - V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste" premieres in NYC
1906-02-12 - George Cohans musical "George Washington," premieres in NYC
1906-05-28 - Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
1906-09-24 - V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
1907-03-05 - 1st radio broadcast of a musical composition aired
1907-12-03 - George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC
1908-11-14 - Oscar Strauss' musical "Der tapfere Soldat" premieres in Vienna
1911-03-13 - Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in NYC
1911-12-07 - Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
1912-12-12 - R Friml/O Harbach's musical "Firefly" premieres in NYC
1913-02-03 - Golden/Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl," premieres in NYC
1914-01-03 - Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
1914-02-02 - James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu," premieres in NYC
1914-08-24 - Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC
Composer and Lyricist Irving BerlinComposer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
1914-12-08 - Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC
1915-01-15 - Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike," premieres in NYC
1915-09-29 - Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC
1915-12-23 - J Kern/S Greene's musical "Very Good Eddie" premieres in NYC
1915-12-25 - Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC
1916-02-17 - Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith' musical premieres in NYC
1916-08-31 - Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
1916-11-16 - I Berlin/V Herbert/H Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
1917-02-20 - Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!," premieres in NYC
1917-12-25 - Hirsch/Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in NYC
1918-02-01 - Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC
1918-02-14 - H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC
1918-03-07 - H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC
1918-08-19 - Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC
1918-10-04 - Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC
Actress Mae WestActress Mae West
1919-02-03 - Herbert/Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady," premieres in NYC
1919-03-05 - Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
1919-10-23 - Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
1919-10-26 - B C Hilliam's musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC
1919-11-05 - Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio
1919-11-06 - 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"
1919-11-18 - H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC
1920-12-21 - Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC
1921-05-23 - "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC
1921-11-07 - Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
1921-11-29 - Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC
1922-08-28 - Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
1922-09-20 - Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
1922-11-13 - George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
1923-02-21 - Andre Charlot's musical "Rats," premieres in London
1923-12-31 - H Tierney/J McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in NYC
1924-12-01 - George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC
1925-01-07 - Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
1925-12-28 - George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC
1926-03-17 - Richard Rodgers & L Hart's musical "Girl Friend" premieres in NYC
1926-11-08 - George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC
1927-09-06 - Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Good News" premieres in NYC
1927-09-12 - Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC
1927-11-03 - Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC
1927-11-28 - J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels" premieres in NYC
1928-01-10 - G/I Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie," premieres in NYC
1928-03-13 - Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC
1928-03-22 - Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London
1928-09-15 - Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy," premieres in NYC
1928-09-24 - Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC
1928-10-08 - Cole Porter & E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
1928-11-08 - George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
1928-12-04 - Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
1929-01-09 - Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
1929-04-04 - "New Moon" musical opens in London
1929-10-09 - G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
1929-12-30 - Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream," premieres in NYC
1930-10-14 - George Gershwin/Walter Donaldsons musical premieres in NYC
1930-11-17 - Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC
Entertainer Bob HopeEntertainer Bob Hope
1930-11-18 - Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC
1930-11-18 - Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC
1930-12-03 - Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London
1930-12-08 - Cole Porter's musical "NYCers" premieres in NYC
1931-10-13 - Musical "Everybody's Welcome" with T/J Dorsey premieres in NYC
1931-11-02 - Warren, Dixon & Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC
1931-12-26 - Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Bdwy
1932-02-17 - Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in NYC
1932-11-29 - Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC
1934-08-27 - Arlen, Ira Gershwin & Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
1934-12-27 - Vernon Duke & James Hanley's musical premieres in NYC
1935-10-12 - Cole Porters musical "Jubilee," premieres in NYC
1935-11-16 - Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
1936-04-11 - Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC
1937-11-27 - Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
Actor and Dancer Fred AstaireActor and Dancer Fred Astaire
1938-03-16 - Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London
1938-10-25 - The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
1939-08-28 - Sammy Fain/Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 18 of 18

1896-08-27 - Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor [o.s. 15-08]
1897-03-11 - Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources)
1921-06-01 - Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
1928-02-02 - Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
1936-04-05 - John White, Berlin, English composer and musical performer
1936-10-28 - Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
1941-07-01 - John Gould, British composer/musical comic
1943-06-23 - James Levine, musical conductor (Tosca)/dir (Metropolitan Opera)
1948-03-05 - Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
1955-11-01 - Beth Leavel, American musical theatre actress
1956-12-29 - Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
1967-07-31 - Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (d. 2005)
1969-07-06 - Michael Grant, vocalist (Musical Youth)
1972-12-14 - Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor
1973-02-01 - Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder, musician and comic book artist
1979-07-15 - Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
1982-03-25 - Sergey Yakovlev, russian musical artist and painter
1986-05-31 - Sopho Khalvashi, Georgian musical artist

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 9 of 9

1993-11-03 - Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor, dies at 97
1994-07-23 - Hans J Salter, Aust/US composer (Deanna-Durbin musicals), dies at 98
1994-09-13 - Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
1997-12-24 - Alan Fluck, musical educationalist, dies at 69
2000-01-16 - John Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (b. 1959)
2004-02-03 - Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
2005-11-06 - Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)
2010-11-03 - Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)
2012-01-24 - Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83


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