October 1982 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 7 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 11 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Oct 17 1st live orchestra on a US commercial network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • Oct 24 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 29 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Oct 31 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish singer
  • Oct 2 George Pettit, Canadian singer (Alexisonfire)
  • Oct 6 William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
  • Oct 7 Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist
  • Oct 12 Molly Bennett, Irish singer
  • Oct 15 Paulini Curuenavuli, Fijian singer
  • Oct 16 Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer
  • Oct 22 Daniel M. Johnson "The Untouchable DJ Drastic", American DJ, music industry professional, and radio presenter
  • Oct 25 Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • Oct 27 Keri Hilson, American singer, songwriter
  • Oct 28 Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
  • Oct 29 Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • Oct 31 The Cheeky Girls, British-Romanian singers, born in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 4 Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50
  • Oct 12 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer, dies at 73
  • Oct 16 Jacov Gotovac, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 16 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist, dies at 52