• “Nostalgia” was an innovative display of calypsonian Relator (Willard Harris) as the virtuoso performer, the entertainer, the local historian and the memory-jerker. It ran for several weeks in 1982.
• The first solo act that ever took place in calypso, outside of the
Calypso season, was a show that Astor Johnson choreographed for Valentino (Emrold Phillip) titled 'Poet and Prophet' in 1979.
• The only steel orchestra to ever win the Band of the Year title in Carnival was Silver Stars in 1963 with the Russel Charter presentation of “Gulliver's Travels.”
• The annual Carnival took place in May 1972 because of a suspected polio outbreak.
• Between 1971 and 1974 Aubrey Adams' production of the variety show "Ambakaila" created a tremendous impact locally and internationally, with performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, New York Central Park and for the Macy's Day Parade, Parc Floral in Paris, and the Riviera in the South of France.
• David Rudder set a record in Carnival 1986 by winning the Young King, National Calypso Monarch, and Road March titles, as well as the winning Panorama tune, with “The Hammer,” an unprecedented feat in calypso history.
• Gayelle The Channel came on air as a community television station on February 16, 2004 with the slogan "At Last We own Television".
• Rudolph Charles, leader of Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, collaborated with master tuners Bertram “Bertie” Marshall and Lincoln Noel to invent the Rocket Pan (1971-1972), named for its unique rocket shape, the Twelve Bass set of pans (1975-1976), the Quadraphonic Pans (1978) and the Triple Second Pan. He died on March 29, 1985.
• Peter Minshall's 1990 Carnival presentation 'Tantana' produced the world famous Saga Boy and Tan Tan, dancing puppets that travelled the world, appearing at Bastille Day celebrations in France, and paving the way for Minshall's later creations at the Barcelona Olympic Games and Atlanta Olympic Games.
• 'The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of The West Indies in October, 1987.
• Black Stalin (Leroy Calliste) received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies on Friday, October 31, 2008.
• Veteran musician Roy Cape received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies in November, 2011.