On This Day

December 1982 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 8 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
  • Dec 12 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • Dec 2 Pizon, American rapper/producer
  • Dec 3 Jaycee Chan, American-born Hong Kong singer and actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestNicki Minaj

Dec 8 Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships), born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
  • Dec 9 Vincent Accardi, American guitarist Brand New
  • Dec 10 Tim Deegan, Canadian MuchMusic VJ
  • Dec 13 Anthony Callea, Australian singer and songwriter, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Dec 14 Anthony Way, English singer and actor, born in London
  • Dec 17 Onur Ozsu, Turkish music artist, born in Izmir
  • Dec 18 Dave Luetkenhoelter, American bassist (Kutless)
  • Dec 19 Vincent Accardi, American musician
  • Dec 20 David Cook, American singer and American Idol winner, born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 24 Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer & actor, born in Chiba, Japan
  • Dec 24 Robert Schwartzman, American actor & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 25 Shystie, British rapper-songwriter, born in London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
  • Dec 27 James Mead, American guitarist (Kutless)
  • Dec 27 Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist, (Týr)
  • Dec 29 Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Québécois singer, born in Québec, Canada

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday
  • Dec 2 David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician, dies of a heart attack while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
  • Dec 2 Isador Goodman, South African-Australian composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 8 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • Dec 9 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 17 Philipp Jarnach, French composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 18 Tibor de Machula, Hungarian-Dutch cellist, dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 19 Lawrance Collingwood, English composer, dies at 95
  • Dec 20 Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
  • Dec 23 Norman Dinerstein, American composer, dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Dec 28 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84