Feb. 28, 2021

This Day in Halloween: The Theremin musical instrument is patented in the U.S. in 1928. / Illustration by Kimberly Cortez.

The Theremin is patented in the U.S. in 1928. The musical instrument invented by Lev Sergeyevich Termen AKA Leon Theremin begins its unique path through musical history in horror or science fiction movie scores, avant-garde classical pieces and pop songs such as The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” though technically an Electro-Theremin was used.