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 single "Abracadabra" hits #1

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Caroline Shaw, American violinist, singer, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer (Partita for 8 Voices), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Aug 5 Tobias Regner, German rock singer, born in Teisendorf, Bavaria, Germany
  • Aug 17 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Aug 23 Laurin Talese, American jazz singer and songwriter ("This Love"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 26 David Long, New Zealand dance and soundtrack composer (Peter Jackson's films)

LeAnn Rimes

Aug 28 (Margaret) LeAnn Rimes [Cibrian], American country singer ("Blue"; "How Do I Live"), born in Jackson, Mississippi

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

Weddings in Music


Aug 21 British 'U2' lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Allison "Ali" Stewart (21) at All Saints Church, Raheny, Ireland

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