November

 

November 1, 1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited

November 1, 1604 – William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” first presented

November 1, 1611 – Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Tempest” first presented

November 1, 1867 – “Harper’s Bazaar” publishes

November 1, 1904 – George Bernard Shaw’s “John Bull’s Other Island” premieres in London

November 1, 1920 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Emperor Jones” premieres in NYC

November 1, 1928 – 1st celebration of Authors’ Day

November 1, 1935 – T. S. Eliot’s play “Murder in the Cathedral” premieres in London

November 1, 1944 – Mary Coyle Chase’s “Harvey” premieres in NYC

November 1, 1965 – 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, SF

November 1, 1967 – “Cool Hand Luke”, starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

November 1, 1969 – The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks

November 1, 1979 – Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” premieres

November 1, 1984 – Willem de Kooning’s “Two Women” sells for $1,980,000

November 1, 1997 – “Titanic” directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is first screened, at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Best Picture 1998)

November 2, 1903 – Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC

November 2, 1903 – New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC

November 2, 1914 – V Herbert & H Blossoms “Only Girl” premieres in NYC

November 2, 1921 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Anna Christie” premieres in NYC

November 2, 1928 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’s 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia

November 2, 1931 – Warren, Dixon & Young’s musical “Laugh Parade” premieres in NYC

November 2, 1936 – First high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London

November 2, 1936 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established

November 2, 1960 – Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

November 2, 1979 – Peter Shaffer’s musical “Amadeus” premieres in London

November 3, 1953 – First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)

November 3, 1954 – Henri Matisse died at age 84 in Nice, France

November 3, 1956 – “Wizard of Oz” 1st televised (CBS-TV)

November 3, 1960 – Tammy Grimes’ “Unsinkable Molly Brown” opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 performances

November 3, 1978 – First broadcast of “Different Strokes” on NBC TV

November 3, 1986 – John Lennon “Menlove Avenue” album released posthumously

November 3, 1998 – “Shakespeare in Love” directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999)

November 4, 1771 – Carlo Goldoni’s “Le Bourru Bienfaisant” premieres in Paris

November 4, 1783 – W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 is premiered in Linz, Austria

November 4, 1876 – Johannes Brahms’ 1st Symphony in C premieres in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden

November 4, 1886 – Edward MacDowell’s “Ophelia” premieres

November 4, 1890 – Alexander Borodin’s opera “Prince Igor” premieres in Petersburg

November 4, 1901 – Clyde Fitch’s “Way of the World” premieres in NYC

November 4, 1908 – Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC

November 4, 1914 – Vogue holds 1st model show (“Fashion Fete”, NYC)

November 4, 1929 – John Baldridge’s “Berkeley Square” premieres in NYC

November 4, 1931 – Jean Genet’s “Judith” premieres in Paris

November 4, 1948 – American-born British poet T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

November 4, 1960 – “Misfits” premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

November 4, 2015 – Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year earning 135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

November 5, 1846 – Robert Schumann’s 2nd Symphony in C premieres

November 5, 1930 – Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for “Babbitt”

November 5, 1930 – 3rd Academy Awards: “All Quiet on the Western Front”, George Arliss & Norma Shearer win

November 5, 1955 – Date returned to in “Back to the Future” by Marty McFly

November 5, 1956 – The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

November 5, 2015 – Collins Dictionary name “binge-watch” the word of the year

November 6, 1919 – 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with “Turf in you(r) ransel”

November 6, 1936 – RCA displays TV for press

November 6, 1936 – Terence Rattigan’s “French Without Tears” premieres in London

November 6, 1975 – 1st appearance of Sex Pistols

November 6, 1996 – “The English Patient” based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)

November 6, 2005 – “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London

November 7, 1667 – Jean Racine’s “Andromaque” premieres in Paris

November 7, 1722 – Richard Steele’s “Conscious Lovers” premieres in London

November 7, 1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society

November 7, 1921 – Ed Wynn’s musical “Perfect Fool” premieres in NYC

November 7, 1929 – NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building

November 7, 1932 – 1st broadcast of “Buck Rogers in the 25th century” on CBS-radio

November 7, 1940 – Stravinsky’s Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago

November 8, 1838 – Victor Hugo’s “Ruy Blas” premieres in Paris

November 8, 1880 – Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY’s Booth Theater

November 8, 1900 – Theodore Dreiser’s novel “Sister Carrie” is published

November 8, 1920 – Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn

November 8, 1924 – Fortune Theatre opens in London

November 8, 1926 – George Gershwin’s musical “Oh, Kay” premieres in NYC

November 8, 1928 – George & Ira Gershwin’s musical “Treasure Girl” premieres in NYC

November 8, 1929 – Jean Giraudoux’ “Amphitryon ’38” premieres in Paris

November 8, 1930 – Friedrich Wolf’s “Die Matrosen von Cattaro” premieres in Berlin

November 8, 1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty” directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

November 8, 1946 – Jean-Paul Sartre’s “La Putain Respecteuse” premieres in Paris

November 8, 1949 – “All The King’s Men” based on Robert Penn Warren’s Pulizer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)

November 8, 1965 – “Days of Our Lives” premieres on TV

November 8, 1978 – Norman rockwell died at age 84 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, United States

November 8, 1991 – Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV

November 8, 1999 – “The World is Not Enough” 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles

November 9, 1854 – Franz Liszt’s “Fest-Long” premieres

November 9, 1858 – 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra

November 9, 1885 – Opera “Ermine” premieres in London

November 9, 1939 – “Ninotchka” with Greta Garbo premieres

November 9, 2011 – Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

November 10, 1920 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Heartbreak House” premieres in NYC

November 10, 1931 – 4th Academy Awards: “Cimarron”, Lionel Barrymore & Marie Dressler win

November 10, 1938 – Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)

November 10, 1942 – Philip Barry’s “Without Love” premieres in NYC

November 10, 1950 – Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

November 10, 1969 – “Sesame Street” premieres on PBS TV

November 10, 1990 – John Hughes’ film “Home Alone” directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

November 11, 1725 – George Frideric Handel’s opera “Tamerlano” premieres in London

November 11, 1862 – Opera “La Forza Del Destino” is produced in St Petersburg, Russia

November 11, 1865 – Thomas Robertson’s “Society” premieres in London

November 11, 1899 – Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones’ “Floradora” premieres in London

November 11, 1901 – Maurice Ravel composition “Jeux d’eau” premieres

November 11, 1906 – Ethel Smyth’s “Standrecht” premieres in Leipzig

November 11, 1925 – Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings

November 11, 1933 – Billie Holiday’s second song and first hit, “Riffin’ the Scotch”, is released

November 11, 1947 – “Gentlemen’s Agreement” directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)

November 11, 1954 – Publication of “Two Towers”, 2nd volume of “Lord of the Rings”, by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London

November 11, 1959 – 1st episode of “Rocky & His Friends” airs

November 11, 1963 – Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles

November 11, 1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of “2 Virgins” album

November 11, 1971 – Neil Simon’s “Prisoner of Second Avenue” premieres in NYC

November 11, 1987 – van Gogh’s “Irises” sells for record $53.6 M at auction

November 12, 1840 – Auguste Rodin was born in Paris, France

November 12, 1910 – 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

November 12, 1931 – Sibelius/Ashton’s ballet “Lady of Shalott” premieres in London

November 12, 1933 – First known photo of so-called Loch Ness monster is taken

November 12, 1936 – Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O’Neill

November 13, 1921 – “The Sheik”, a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

November 13, 1922 – George Cohan’s musical “Little Nellie Kelly” premieres in NYC

November 13, 1922 – Marc Connelly/George Kaufman’s “’49ers” premieres in NYC

November 13, 1930 – WA Drake’s “Grand Hotel” premieres in NYC

November 13, 1940 – Walt Disney’s animated film “Fantasia” released

November 13, 1973 – “Gigi” opens at Uris Theater NYC

November 13, 1977 – Final Al Capp comic strip of “Li’l Abner” (1934-77)

November 13, 1995 – “GoldenEye”, 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

November 13, 1997 – “Lion King” opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC

November 13, 1999 – “Toy Story 2”, directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US

November 13, 2001 – Shakira’s fifth studio album and first English language album, “Laundry Service”, is released

November 13, 2002 – Eminem releases single ‘Lose Yourself’ from soundtrack of 8 Mile, 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song

November 13, 2013 – Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” diptych sold at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction for $105.4 million

November 14, 1840 – Claude Monet was born in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France

November 14, 1851 – “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville first published by Harper and Brothers in the US

November 14, 1893 – Gerhart Hauptmann’s “Hanneles Himmelfahrt” premieres in Berlin

November 14, 1894 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez”

November 14, 1905 – David Belasco’s “Girl of Golden West” premieres in NYC

November 14, 1960 – Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind” reaches #1

November 14, 1991 – Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” video premieres on FOX TV

November 14, 1997 – Disney’s “Lion King” sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale

November 14, 2001 – “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” the 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, is released starring Daniel Radcliffe

November 14, 2002 – Film “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” is released, based on the 2nd book by J. K. Rowling

November 14, 2006 – “Casino Royale”, 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London

November 15, 1845 – Opera “Maritana” is produced in London

November 15, 1887 – Georgia O’Keeffe was born in the Town of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States

November 15, 1932 – Walt Disney Art School created

November 15, 1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st film “Love Me Tender” premieres in NYC

November 15, 1969 – 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)

November 15, 1979 – British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, as 4th man in Soviet spy ring

November 15, 1990 – Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn’t sing on their album

November 15, 2005 – The FBI announces their first list of Top Ten Art Crimes

November 16, 1859 – Aleksandr Ostrovsky’s “Groza” premieres in Moscow

November 16, 1908 – Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY’s Metropolitan Opera

November 16, 1916 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Bound East for Cardiff” premieres in NYC

November 16, 1945 – “The Lost Weekend”, based on Charles R. Jackson’s novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman is released (Best Picture 1946)

November 16, 1974 – ABBA begin their first tour of Europe – their first tour outside of Sweden

November 17, 1839 – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Oberte Conti Di” premieres in Milan

November 17, 1842 – Opera “Linda di Chamounix” is produced in London

November 17, 1866 – Opera “Mignon” is produced in Paris

November 17, 1877 – Gilbert and Sullivan’s operette “Sorcerer” premieres in London

November 17, 1888 – Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

November 17, 1904 – George Cohan’s musical “Little Johnny Jones” premieres in NYC

November 17, 1917 – Auguste Rodin died at age 77 in Meudon, France

November 17, 1930 – Musical “Sweet & Low” with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC

November 17, 1933 – Marx brothers film “Duck Soup” directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers is released in the US

November 17, 1939 – Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II’s “Very Warm for May” premieres in NYC

November 17, 1967 – Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names

November 17, 1977 – Bernard Pomerance’s “Elephant Man” premieres in London

November 17, 1980 – John Lennon releases “Double Fantasy” album in UK

November 17, 1988 – Neil Simon’s “Rumors” premieres in NYC

November 17, 2003 – Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

November 18, 1477 – First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton

November 18, 1718 – Voltaire’s “Oedipe” premieres in Paris

November 18, 1865 – Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

November 18, 1894 – Richard Outcault’s early comic strip “Origin of a New Species” published in World

November 18, 1905 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Major Barbara” premieres in London

November 18, 1906 – Langdon Mitchell’s “New York Idea” premieres in NYC

November 18, 1911 – Opera “Lobetanz” first American performance

November 18, 1920 – Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC

November 18, 1928 – Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

November 18, 1930 – Musical “Smiles” with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

November 18, 1932 – “Flowers & Trees” receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

November 18, 1932 – 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award, Wallace Beery & Fredric March

November 18, 1959 – “Ben-Hur” directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Best Picture 1960)

November 18, 1997 – Willem de Kooning painting “Two Standing Women” sold for $4,182,500

November 19, 1850 – Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

November 19, 1887 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Dying Detective”

November 19, 1893 – 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)

November 19, 1895 – American inventor Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil

November 19, 1896 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Sussex Vampire”

November 19, 1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers)

November 19, 1959 – “Rocky & His Friends” debuts on ABC

November 19, 1975 – “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Best Picture 1976)

November 19, 1995 – “Beatle Anthology” premieres on ABC-TV

November 19, 1998 – Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD

November 19, 2010 – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide

November 19, 2015 – 17 masterpieces worth 20 million EUR were stolen at the Castelvecchio Civic Museum in Verona, Italy

November 20, 1805 – Beethoven’s “Fidelio” premieres in Vienna

November 20, 1889 – Gustav Mahler’s 1st Symphony

November 20, 1901 – Opera “Grisélidis” is produced in Paris

November 20, 1906 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Doctor’s Dilemma” premieres in London

November 20, 1911 – Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” (Song of the Earth) premieres in Munich

November 20, 1929 – Salvador Dali’s first one-man show

November 20, 1964 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’s 9th/10th String Quartet premieres in Moscow

November 20, 1982 – Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts “Saturday Night Live”

November 20, 1983 – “Terms of Endearment” from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)

November 20, 2002 – “Die Another Day”, 20th James Bond film released, directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry

November 21, 1696 – J Vanbrughe’s “Relapse or Virtue in Danger” premieres in London

November 21, 1848 – Alfred de Musset’s “Andre del Sarto” premieres in Paris

November 21, 1849 – Friedrich Hebbel’s “Der Rubin” premieres in Vienna

November 21, 1877 – Tom Edison announces his “talking machine” invention (phonograph) – first machine to play and record sound

November 21, 1895 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans”

November 21, 1901 – Richard Strauss’ opera “Feuersnot” premieres in Dresden

November 21, 1942 – Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in “Tale of Two Kitties”

November 21, 1968 – Supremes & The Temptations release “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

November 21, 1976 – “Rocky” directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

November 21, 1981 – Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

November 21, 1995 – New double Beatle CD released with new song “Free as a Bird”

November 22, 1831 – Opera “Robert Le Diable” is produced in Paris

November 22, 1851 – Opera “La Perle Du Brésil” is produced in Paris

November 22, 1872 – Franz Grillparzer’s “Die Judin von Toledo” premieres in Prague

November 22, 1898 – Opera “Iris” premieres in Rome

November 22, 1927 – George Gershwin’s “Funny Face” premieres in NYC

November 22, 1927 – Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC

November 22, 1928 – “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly in Paris

November 22, 1934 – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show

November 22, 1955 – RCA Records pays $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley’s contract

November 22, 1957 – Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry”

November 22, 1963 – The Beatles release their second album “With the Beatles” in UK

November 22, 1967 – BBC unofficially bans “I Am the Walrus” by Beatles

November 22, 1968 – 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)

November 22, 1968 – Beatles release “Beatles” (White Album), their only double album

November 22, 1976 – Comic strip “Cathy” by Cathy Guisewite debuts

November 22, 1984 – Fred Rogers of PBS “Mr Rogers Neighborhood” presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

November 23, 1705 – Nicholas Rowe’s play “Ulysses” premieres in London

November 23, 1834 – Hector Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy” premieres

November 23, 1863 – Patent granted for a process of making color photographs

November 23, 1887 – Opera “Trumpeter of Säckingen” 1st American production (NYC)

November 23, 1889 – Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)

November 23, 1897 – Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love

November 23, 1903 – Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in “Rigoletto”

November 23, 1926 – Noel Coward’s “This Was a Man” premieres in NYC

November 23, 1937 – John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice & Men” premieres in NYC

November 23, 1963 – “Doctor Who” the long-running British sci-fi series, debuts

November 23, 1964 – Beatles release “I Feel Fine” & “She’s a Woman”

November 23, 1979 – Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

November 24, 1628 – John Ford’s “Lover’s Melancholy” premieres in London

November 24, 1800 – Weber’s opera “Das Waldmadchen” premieres in Freiburg

November 24, 1887 – Victorien Sardou’s “La Tosca” premieres in Paris

November 24, 1925 – Eugene O’Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC

November 24, 1947 – John Steinbeck’s novel “Pearl” published

November 24, 1957 – Diego Rivera died at age 70 in Mexico City, Mexico

November 24, 1966 – The Beatles began recording sessions for “Sergeant Pepper”

November 25, 1805 – Opera “Thaïs” first American performance

November 25, 1847 – Opera “Marta” is produced in Vienna

November 25, 1902 – Franz Lehar’s opera “Wiener Frauen” premieres in Vienna

November 25, 1949 – “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appears on music charts

November 25, 1955 – Walter Piston’s 6th Symphony premieres

November 25, 1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O’ Nails Club

November 25, 1996 – After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends

November 26, 1847 – Alfred de Mussets “Un Caprice” premieres in Paris

November 26, 1859 – Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” is published in literary periodical “All the Year Round”

November 26, 1865 – “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in America

November 26, 1928 – Philip Barry’s “Holiday” premieres in NYC

November 26, 1942 – “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC

November 26, 1945 – Charlie “Bird” Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the “greatest Jazz session ever”

November 26, 1948 – 1st Polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years

November 26, 1976 – Sex Pistols release their debut single “Anarchy In The UK”

November 26, 1990 – 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

November 27, 1843 – Opera “Bohemian Girl” is produced (London

November 27, 1920 – “The Mask of Zorro” directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York – 1st American superhero film

November 27, 1967 – Beatles release “Magical Mystery Tour”

November 27, 1973 – Neil Simon’s “Good Doctor” premieres in NYC

November 27, 2013 – “Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

November 28, 1670 – Pierre Corneille’s “Tite et Berenice” premieres in Paris

November 28, 1901 – Gustav Mahler’s 4th Symphony in G premieres

November 28, 1907 – In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater

November 28, 1925 – Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville

November 28, 1930 – Howard Hanson’s 2nd Symphony “Romantic” premieres

November 28, 1932 – Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time

November 28, 1963 – 1st million copy record prior to release “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

November 28, 1974 – John Lennon’s last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)

November 28, 1988 – Picasso’s “Acrobat & Harlequin” sells for $38.46 million

November 28, 2012 – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

November 29, 1825 – 1st Italian opera in US, “Barber of Seville” premieres in NYC

November 29, 1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time

November 29, 1948 – 1st opera to be televised, “Othello”, broadcast from the Met

November 29, 1963 – Beatles release “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

November 29, 1968 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their 1st album “Two Virgins” in UK

November 29, 1969 – The Beatles’ “Come Together/Something” reaches #1

November 30, 1885 – Opera “El Cid” premieres in Paris

November 30, 1931 – His Master’s Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI

November 30, 1946 – Marina Abramović was born in Belgrade, Serbia

November 30, 1982 – “Gandhi” directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley and John Gielgud premieres in New Delhi (Best Picture 1983)

November 30, 1994 – Beatles’ 1st album in 25 years, “Live at the BBC”, is released in Britain

 


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