A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS
December 1, 1953
magazine goes on sale for the first time. The inaugural issue features nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe.
Symphony no.5 by
(54) is performed for the first time, in Royce Hall Auditorium, Los Angeles the composer conducting.
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Today in Music and History: May 21
Fire destroys almost 2,000 buildings across 120 hectares in Atlanta. Over 10,000 people (ten percent of the city’s population) are left homeless. Only one death is attributed to the fire.
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