Good News in History, May 2

Good News in History, May 2

80 years ago today, the classical symphony for children, “Peter and the Wolf”, premiered in Moscow. With both music and text by Sergei Prokofiev, this musical  piece has for decades cultivated musical tastes in children, even those in the first years of school. LISTEN and remember… (1936)

WATCH the animated story below, and see more versions of Peter and the Wolf on

MORE Good News on this Day:

  • The first science fiction film was released, A Trip To The Moon (1902)
  • Arthur Miller won a Pulitzer Prize for Death of a Salesman (1949)
  • The Beatles recorded the new George Harrison song Something in 36 takes, with Billy Preston on piano (1969)
  • Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in Wall (Part II) was banned in South Africa (1980) ...You know you’re making a difference, when your work is banned during apartheid.
  • President Bill Clinton announced that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military (2000)
  • The opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest for years, was sworn in to Myanmar’s parliament (2012)

David-Beckham-326pxHappy 41st Birthday to David Beckham, the star midfielder who became the first British soccer player to compete in 100 Champions League matches as well as the first to win league titles in four countries. He led Manchester United to six Premier League titles before moving to Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy, and, finally, retirement. (1975)