(Saturday, May 29, 1943) — “That Old Black Magic” by Glenn Miller (with vocals by Skip Nelson and the Modernaires) was the #1 song on today’s Billboard National List of Best Selling Retail Records chart for one week.
Video: 'Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (Gergiev/ Tolmachev)'
(Thursday, May 29, 1913) — The ballet “Le Sacre du printemps” (The Rite of Spring), with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, had its chaotic world premiere today at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
(Saturday, May 27, 1933) — Walt Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated short The Three Little Pigs, about a hungry wolf that blows down some pigs’ houses, was first released today. Directed by Burt Gillett, the film was animated by Fred Moore, Art Babbitt, Dick Lundy and Norm Ferguson.