Timeline

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1905

February 15 - Hyman Arluck is born in Buffalo, New York


1914

Begins private study on the piano and singing


1918

Begins performing in night clubs and on lake steamers


1921

Forms The Snappy Trio, which later became the Southbound Shufflers


1929

June 21 - Star and Garter opens on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre


1930

Nat Shilkret's recording of GET HAPPY reaches #6 on the pop charts


1930

The Colonial Club Orchestra's recording of HITTIN THE BOTTLE reaches the top ten on the pop charts


1930

July 1 - Earl Carroll's Vanities (1930) opens on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre


1930

Joins the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers


1931

Cab Calloway's recording of BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA reaches #15 on the pop chats


1931

Cab Calloway's recording of KICKING THE GONG AROUND reaches #4 on the pop charts


1931

January 19 - You Said It opens on Broadway at the Chanin's 46th Street Theatre


1932

The Arden-Ohman Orchestra's recording of I LOVE A PARADE reaches the top fifteen on the pop charts


1932

Cab Calloway's recording of I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING reaches #18 on the pop charts


1932

Cab Calloway's recording of MINNIE THE MOOCHER'S WEDDING DAY reaches #8 on the pop charts


1933

Cab Calloway's recording of I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES reaches #17 on the pop charts


1933

Paul Whiteman's recording of IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON reaches #9 on the pop charts


1933

Bing Crosby's recording of LEARN TO CROON reaches #3 on the pop charts


1933

STORMY WEATHER reaches #1 on the pop charts twice with separate recordings by Leo Reisman and Ethel Waters


1934

Henry King's recording of FUN TO BE FOOLED reaches the top twenty on the pop charts


1934

Eddy Duchin's recording of LET'S FALL IN LOVE reaches #1 on the pop charts


1934

YOU'RE A BUILDER UPPER reaches #6 on the pop charts with a recording by Leo Reisman and Harold Arlen


1934

August 21 - Life Begins at 8:40 opens on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre


1937

PUBLIC MELODY NUMBER ONE reaches #7 on the pop charts with a recording by Louis Armstrong


1937

December 1 - Hooray For What! opens on Broadway at the Winter Garden theatre


1939

Glenn Miller's recording of DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD reaches #17 on the pop charts


1939

Rudy Vallee's recording of LYDIA THE TATTOOED LADY reaches #15 on the pop charts


1939

OVER THE RAINBOW reaches #1 on the pop charts with a recording by Glenn Miller


1940

Tommy Tucker's recording of BUDS WON'T BUD reaches the top thirty on the pop charts


1940

Academy Award for Best Music, Song: OVER THE RAINBOW from THE WIZARD OF OZ


1942

Woody Herman's recording of BLUES IN THE NIGHT reaches #1 on the pop charts


1942

Oscar Nomination for Best Music, Song: BLUES IN THE NIGHT from BLUES IN THE NIGHT


1943

Freddie Slack's recording of HIT THE ROAD TO DREAMLAND reaches #16 on the pop charts


1943

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC reaches #1 on the pop charts with a r»Cording by Glenn Miller


1943

Oscar Nomination for Best Music, Song: HAPPINESS IS A THING CALLED JOE from CABIN IN THE SKY


1944

Glen Gray's recording of MY SHINING HOUR reaches #4 on the pop charts


1944

TESS' TORCH SONG reaches #11 on the pop charts with a recording by Ella Mae Morse


1944

October 5 - Bloomer Girl opens on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre


1944

Oscar Nomination for Best Music, Song: THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC from STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM


1945

AC CENT TCHU ATE THE POSITIVE reaches #1 on the pop charts with a recording by Johnny Mercer


1945

Bing Crosby's recording of EVELINA reaches #9 on the pop charts


1945

Ella Fitzgerald's cover recording of the 1933 hit song IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON reaches #9 on the pop charts


1945

Jo Stafford's recording of LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME reaches #14 on the pop charts


1945

Lena Horne's recording of ONE FOR MY BABY reaches #21 on the pop charts


1945

OUT OF THIS WORLD hits #9 on the pop charts with a recording by Jo Stafford


1945

SHAME ON YOU reaches #13 on the pop charts with a recording by Red Foley and Lawrence Welk


1945

Oscar Nomination for Best Music, Song: NOW I KNOW from UP IN ARMS


1946

Margaret Whiting's recording of COME RAIN OR COME SHINE reaches the top twenty on the pop charts


1946

March 30 - St. Louis Woman opens on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre


1946

Oscar Nomination for Best Music, Song: AC CENT TCHU ATE THE POSITIVE from HERE COME THE WAVES


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