September

 

September 1, 1785 – Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna

September 1, 1887 – Dutch Amateur Photography Cooperation established

September 1, 1913 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Androcles & the Lion” premieres in London

September 1, 1921 – Nederlander Theater opens at 208 W 41 St NYC (Billy Rose, Trafalgar)

September 1, 1995 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio

September 2, 1839 – Salon of Varietes opens in Amsterdam

September 2, 1902 – “A Trip To The Moon”, the first science fiction film, released

September 2, 1920 – W Somerset Maugham’s “East of Suez” premieres in London

September 2, 1924 – Rudolf Friml’s “Rose Marie” opens to rave reviews in NYC

September 2, 1941 – Academy copyrights Oscar statuette

September 2, 1960 – William Walton’s 2nd Symphony, premieres

September 2, 1993 – 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins

September 3, 1833 – New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)

September 3, 1881 – Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony

September 3, 1902 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Illustrious Client”

September 3, 1912 – Arnold Schoenberg’s “Funf Orchesterstucke” premieres

September 3, 1923 – Dorothys Donelly’s “Poppy” premieres in NYC

September 3, 1924 – L Stallings & M Anderson’s “What Price Glory?” premieres in NYC

September 3, 1951 – TV soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” debuts on CBS

September 3, 1977 – Last broadcast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” on CBS

September 4, 1888 – George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers “Kodak”

September 4, 1893 – English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

September 4, 1923 – A Charlot & N Coward’s revue “London Calling” premieres in London

September 4, 1962 Beatles record “How Do You Do It” at EMI

September 4, 1965 – Beatles’ single “Help!” goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks

September 4, 1965 – Rock group Who’s van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen

September 4, 1972 – Thieves steal 18 paintings from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in what was at the time the largest art theft in North America.

September 5, 1905 – Lillian Mortimer’s “No Mother to Guide” premieres in Detroit

September 5, 1957 – “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac is published by Viking Press in new York

September 5, 1958 – “Doctor Zhivago” novel by Boris Pasternak published in US

September 5, 1958 – 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, NC

September 6, 1791 – Mozart’s opera “La Clemenza di Tito” premieres in Prague

September 6, 1903 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Creeping Man”

September 6, 1952 – Canadian TV begins in Montreal

September 6, 1954 – “La Strada” directed by Federico Fellini premieres at the Venice Film Festival starring Anthony Quinn

September 6, 1957 – Elvis records “White Christmas”, “Silent Night” & “Here Comes Santa Claus”

September 6, 1984 – “Amadeus” from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1985)

September 7, 1889 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Engineer’s Thumb”

September 7, 1928 – Sophie Treadwell’s “Machinal” premieres in NYC

September 7, 1976 – US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism (He’s So Fine)

September 8, 1504 – Michelangelo’s statue of David is unveiled in Florence

September 8, 1930 – 1st appearance of comic strip “Blondie”

September 8, 1952 – Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man & the Sea” published

September 8, 1956 – Harry Belafonte’s album “Calypso” goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks

September 8, 1960 – Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

September 8, 1966 – “Star Trek” premieres on NBC-TV

September 8, 1968 – “Funny Girl” with Barbra Striesand premieres

September 8, 1973 – “Star Trek – Animated Series” premieres on TV

September 8, 2011 – Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair by Pierre Auguste Renoir was stolen during an armed robbery in a Houston home

September 9, 1886 – The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized

September 9, 1926 – National Broadcasting Company created by Radio Corporation of America

September 9, 1934 – G Kaufman & M Hart’s “Merrily We Roll Along” premieres in NYC

September 9, 1950 – 1st use of TV laugh track by “The Hank McCune Show” in the US

September 9, 1956 – Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time

September 9, 1971 – John Lennon releases his “Imagine” album

September 10, 1838 – Hector Berlioz’ opera “Benvenuto Cellini” premieres in Paris

September 10, 1847 – 1st theater opens in Hawaii

September 10, 1849 – 1st performance by US actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)

September 10, 1863 – Georges Bizet’s opera “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” premieres in Paris

September 10, 1966 – Beatles’ “Revolver,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks

September 10, 1975 – Rock band KISS release their 1st live album “Alive”

September 10, 1981 – “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso returns to Spain

September 10, 1982 – Decca releases Beatle audition “Complete Silver Beatles” album

September 10, 1992 – Lucy in Peanuts comics raises her Pyschiatric Help from 5 cents to 47 cents

September 10, 1993 – The X-Files, created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson debuts on Fox

September 11, 1847 – 1st singing of Stephen Foster’s “Susanna” (in Pittsburgh)

September 11, 1850 – “Swedish Nightingale” Jenny Lind gives 1st US concert

September 11, 1875 – 1st newspaper cartoon strip

September 11, 1889 – Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Crooked Man”

September 11, 1928 – 1st TV drama – WGY’s Queens Messenger

September 11, 1950 – “Beetle Bailey” comic strip debuts

September 11, 1950 – 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited

September 11, 1950 – Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence

September 11, 1951 – Stravinsky’s opera “Rake’s Progress,” premieres in Venice

September 11, 1959 – “Duke” Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

September 11, 1962 – Beatles cut “Love Me Do” & “PS I Love You” with Andy White on drums

September 11, 1962 – Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles

September 11, 1965 – Beatles’ “Help!,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

September 11, 1966 – Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show

September 11, 1967 – Beatles’ Magical Mystery Bus driven around England

September 12, 1888 – Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Greek Interpreter”

September 12, 1910 – Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians

September 12, 1928 – Katharine Hepburn’s NY stage debut in “Night Hostess”

September 12, 1959 – “Bonanza” premieres on NBC-TV

September 12, 1966 – “Monkees” premieres on NBC-TV

September 12, 1984 – Cyndi Lauper sings “She-Bop” on Tonight Show

September 13, 1503 – Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David

September 13, 1775 – Gotthold Lessing’s “Die Juden,” premieres in Frankfurt-am-Main

September 13, 1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film

September 13, 1956 – Stravinsky’s “Canticum Sacrum,” premieres in Venice

September 13, 1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC TV

September 13, 1965 – Beatles release “Yesterday”

September 13, 1965 – Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964

September 13, 1965 – Today Show’s 1st totally color broadcast

September 13, 1969 – Plastic Ono Band’s (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance

September 13, 1997 – Elton John releases “Candle in the Wind 1997”, a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

September 14, 1741 – George Frideric Handel finishes his “Messiah” oratorio after working on it non-stop for 23 days

September 14, 1972 – “Waltons” TV program premieres

September 14, 1981 – Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV

September 14, 1984 – 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with “You Might Think”

September 14, 1985 – “The Golden Girls”, starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

September 14, 1985 – 10th Toronto International Film Festival: “The Official Story” directed by Luis Puenzo wins the People’s Choice Award

September 15, 1928 – Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby’s musical “Good Boy,” premieres in NYC

September 15, 1949 – “Lone Ranger” premieres on ABC-TV

September 15, 1965 – “Lost in Space” premieres

September 16, 1847 – Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

September 16, 1953 – 1st movie in Cinemascope “The Robe” based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres

September 16, 1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC-TV

September 16, 1966 – Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York

September 16, 1974 – Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

September 16, 2000 – 25th Toronto International Film Festival: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” directed by Ang Lee wins the People’s Choice Award

September 17, 1923 – Sutton Vane’s “Outward Bound,” premieres in London

September 17, 1931 – Operetta “Victoria & Her Husband” premieres in London

September 17, 1934 – RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven’s 5th)

September 17, 1954 – “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding is published by Faber and Faber in London

September 17, 1956 – Television is first broadcast in Australia

September 17, 1961 – Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days,” premieres in NYC

September 17, 1963 – “The Fugitive” starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV

September 17, 1964 – “Bewitched” premieres on ABC TV

September 17, 1964 – Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)

September 17, 1964 – Supremes release “Baby Love”

September 17, 1967 – “Mission Impossible” premieres on CBS-TV

September 17, 1972 – “M*A*S*H,” premieres on NBC TV

September 17, 1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” is #1 for 19th straight week

September 18, 1809 – Royal Opera House in London opens

September 18, 1842 – 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published

September 18, 1851 – New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)

September 18, 1888 – Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Sign of Four”

September 18, 1897 – Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin’s musical “Belle of New York City” premieres in NYC

September 18, 1911 – Louis Napoleon Parker’s “Disraeli” premieres in NYC

September 18, 1929 – Preston Sturges’ “Strictly Dishonorable” premieres in NYC

September 18, 1964 – “The Addams Family”, starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

September 18, 1965 – “Get Smart” premieres

September 18, 1965 – “I Dream of Jeannie”, starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, premieres on NBC

September 18, 1977 – 2nd Toronto International Film Festival opens

September 18, 1979 – The Who opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden

September 19, 1951 – 1st broadcast of “Search for Tomorrow” on CBS-TV

September 19, 1960 – Chubby Checker’s “Twist” hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

September 19, 1970 – “The Mary Tyler Moore” show premieres on CBS

September 20, 1814 – “Star Spangled Banner” published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith

September 20, 1919 – Booth Tarkington’s “Clarence,” premieres in NYC

September 20, 1922 – Goodman & Atteridge’s musical “Passing Show,” premieres in NYC

September 20, 1969 – Archies’ “Sugar Sugar” hits #1

September 20, 1970 – Jim Morrison found not guilty of “lewd” behavior

September 20, 1975 – David Bowie’s “Fame,” single goes #1 for 2 weeks

September 21, 1837 – Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores

September 21, 1897 – NY Sun runs famous “Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus” editorial

September 21, 1903 – First cowboy film “Kit Carson” premieres in US

September 21, 1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

September 21, 1957 – “Perry Mason” with Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

September 21, 1973 – Jackson Pollock’s painting “Blue Poles” sold for $2,000,000

September 22, 1665 – Moliere’s “L’amour Medecin” premieres in Paris

September 22, 1869 – Richard Wagner’s opera “Rhine Gold” premieres in Munich

September 22, 1913 – George Cohan’s “Seven Keys to Baldpate” premieres in NYC

September 22, 1921 – Music Box Theater opens at 239 W 45th St NYC

September 22, 1964 – “Fiddler on the Roof” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances

September 22, 1976 – “Charlie’s Angels” starring Farrah Fawcett debuts

September 22, 1985 – First Farm Aid concert held, organised by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp

September 23, 1912 – 1st Mack Sennett “Keystone Comedy” movie released

September 23, 1957 – “That’ll Be Day” by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1

September 23, 1958 – Stravinsky’s “Thieni” premieres in Venice

September 23, 1961 – 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire

September 23, 1962 – ABC’s 1st color TV series – The Jetsons

September 23, 1962 – NY’s Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts

September 23, 1971 – John Vermeer’s painting “The Liefdesbrief” stolen

September 23, 1980 – Bob Marley’s last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh

September 24, 1872 – Franz Grillparzer’s “Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg” premieres in Vienna

September 24, 1884 – Dixey, Rice & Gill’s musical “Adonis” premieres in NYC

September 24, 1902 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Red Circle”

September 24, 1906 – V Herbert & H Blossom’s musical “Red Mill” premieres in NYC

September 24, 1923 – Premiere of 1st celluloid film “Das Leben auf dem Dorfe” (Berlin)

September 24, 1928 – Cohan/Lardner’s musical “Elmer the Great” premieres in NYC

September 24, 1930 – G Kaufman & M Hart’s “Once in a Lifetime” premieres in NY

September 24, 1930 – Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” premieres in London

September 24, 1953 – “Take a Giant Step” opens on Broadway

September 24, 1954 Tonight Show premieres on NBC

September 24, 1964 – “The Munsters” premieres on TV

September 24, 1969 – 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati

September 24, 1977 – 1st broadcast of “Love Boat” on ABC-TV

September 25, 1886 – Comedy opera “Dorothy” first produced in London

September 25, 1888 – Royal Court Theatre, London, opens

September 25, 1888 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Hound of Baskervilles”

September 25, 1890 – Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure “Silver Blaze”

September 25, 1903 – Mark Rothko was born in Daugavpils, Latvia

September 25, 1906 – John Galsworthy’s “Silver Box” premieres in London

September 25, 1907 – Jean Sibelius’ 3rd Symphony premieres

September 25, 1930 – Zoe Akins’ “Greeks Had a Word for it” premieres in NYC

September 25, 1935 – Maxwell Anderson’s “Winterset” premieres in NYC

September 25, 1962 – “New Painting of Common Objects” exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum opens – 1st show on American Pop Art

September 25, 1965 – Beatle cartoon show begins in US

September 25, 1976 – Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

September 25, 1979 – “Evita” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances

September 25, 1997 – “ER” is performed live on TV

September 26, 1771 – Denis Diderot’s “Le Fils Naturel” premieres in Paris

September 26, 1831 – Robert Montgomery Bird’s “Gladiator” premieres in NYC

September 26, 1835 – Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” premieres in Naples

September 26, 1887 – Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone

September 26, 1898 – Victor Herbert/Harry Smith’s musical premieres in NYC

September 26, 1904 – Charles Kleins “Music Master” premieres in NYC

September 26, 1926 – JB Fagan’s “And So to Bed” premieres in London

September 26, 1927 – St James Theater (Erlanger) opens at 246 W 44th St NYC

September 26, 1946 – 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993

September 26, 1957 – Bernstein & Sondheim’s musical “West Side Story” premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC

September 26, 1962 – TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS

September 26, 1963 – 1st edition of NYC Review of Books

September 26, 1964 – “Gilligan’s Island”, starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

September 26, 1968 – “Oliver!” directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)

September 26, 1969 – The Beatles release “Abbey Road” album

September 26, 1982 – “Knight Rider”, starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

September 26, 1986 – RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin’ Hell)

September 26, 1990 – Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating

September 27, 1852 – George L Aiken’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” premieres in Troy, NY

September 27, 1855 – George F Bristow’s “Rip Van Winkle”, 2nd American opera, opens in NYC

September 27, 1912 – W. C. Handy publishes “Memphis Blues”, considered the 1st blues song

September 27, 1917 – Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC

September 27, 1954 – Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show” premieres

September 27, 1968 – “Hair” opens in London

September 28, 1923 – Radio Times 1st published

September 28, 1944 – 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)

September 28, 1945 – “Mildred Price” starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand

September 28, 1956 – “Johnny Carson Show” TV Variety last airs on CBS-TV

September 28, 1956 – RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records

September 28, 1961 – “Hazel” starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

September 28, 1968 – Beatles’ “Hey Jude” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks

September 28, 1972 – David Bowie sells out his 1st show in NY Carnegie Hall

September 28, 1987 – “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” debuts on syndicated TV

September 28, 1990 – Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame

September 28, 1991 – “Shiny Happy People” by REM peaks to #10

September 28, 1994 – “Cats” 5,000th Broadway performance

September 29, 1571 – Caravaggio was born in Milan, Italy

September 29, 1863 – Opera “Pescatori di Perle” is produced (Paris)

September 29, 1915 – Dutch Opera’s 1st performance

September 29, 1915 – Herbert/Blossoms musical “Princess Pat” premieres in NYC

September 29, 1946 – “Adventures of Sam Spade” debuts on CBS Radio

September 29, 1947 – Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY

September 29, 1948 – “Hamlet” directed by and starring Laurence Olivier’s opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)

September 29, 1954 – “Barefoot Contessa” starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol

September 29, 1954 – “Star is Born” starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

September 29, 1963 – Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

September 29, 1967 – Gladys Knight & Pips releases “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”

September 29, 1977 – “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco hits #1

September 29, 1979 – “Message In A Bottle” by Police peaks at #1 in UK

September 29, 1982 – 1st broadcast of “Cheers” on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long

September 29, 1984 – “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1

September 29, 1994 – Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

September 29, 1997 – Roy Lichtenstein died at age 73 in New York

September 29, 2014 – Cyberstalking case involving violent threats against art dealers and their children leads to five-year federal prison term

September 30, 1791 – Mozart’s opera “Magic Flute” premieres in Vienna

September 30, 1887 – Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure “Five Orange Pips”

September 30, 1908 – Maurice Maeterlinck’s “L’oiseau Blue” premieres in Moscow

September 30, 1919 – Avery Hopwood’s “Gold Diggers” premieres in NYC

September 30, 1935 – Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” premieres in Boston

September 30, 1950 – “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcast on TV for 1st time

September 30, 1953 – Robert Anderson’s “Tea & Sympathy” premieres in NYC

September 30, 1960 – Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)

September 30, 1967 – BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)

September 30, 1967 – Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)

September 30, 1968 – Supremes release “Love Child”

September 30, 1984 – CBS’ premiere of “Murder She Wrote”, starring Angela Landsbury

 


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