On This Day

August 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 28 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • Aug 29 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Tobias Regner, German singer
  • Aug 17 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Aug 26 David Long, New Zealand composer, worked on Peter Jackson's films

Person of interestLeAnn Rimes

Aug 28 LeAnn Rimes [Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian], American country singer (Blue), born in Jackson, Mississippi

Country Singer LeAnn Rimes
Country Singer
LeAnn Rimes
  • Aug 29 A+ [Andre Levins], American rapper, born in Hempstead, New York
  • Aug 31 Patrick Nuo, Swiss pop singer, born in Lucerne

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 21 U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)

Rocker Bono

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Rudolf Maros, Hungarian composer (Sirato/Lament; Euphonies), and pedagogue, dies at 65
  • Aug 8 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • Aug 8 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • Aug 12 Helvi Leiviskä, Finnish composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 13 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), dies at 49
  • Aug 28 Nini de Boël, Flemish operetta singer (White Horse), dies at 84
  • Aug 29 Lehman Engel, American conductor and composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • Aug 30 Leo Pappenheim, Dutch conductor, dies at 86