On This Day

November 1983 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Single

Nov 2 "Thriller" single released worldwide by Michael Jackson

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Nov 10 "Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 83 performances
  • Nov 17 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances

Film Premier

Nov 17 Film "Yentl" produced, directed and starring Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin premieres, based on play and story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Nov 20 "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 21 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 5 (Anne) Leilehua Lanzilotti, Kānaka Maoli-American violinist and contemporary classical composer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nov 6 Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore), born in Lismore, Australia

Miranda Lambert

Nov 10 Miranda Lambert, American country music singer and songwriter (The Weight of These Wings), born in Longview, Texas

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert
  • Nov 14 Lil Boosie, American rapper
  • Nov 16 K [Kang Yoon-sung], South Korean singer, born in Goyang, South Korea
  • Nov 19 Fabrejay [Jeffrey Santana], American dance club DJ and record producer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Nov 20 Future [Nayvadius Wilburn], American rapper and singer-songwriter (High Off Life), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 22 Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)
  • Nov 22 Tyler Hilton, American singer and actor
  • Nov 25 Kirsty Crawford, Scottish pop singer-songwriter (Pop Idol), born in Glasgow
  • Nov 27 Professor Green [Stephen Paul Manderson], British rapper (Lip Sync Battle UK), born in London, England
  • Nov 28 Rostam [Batmanglij], Iranian-American songwriter, composer, and producer (Vampire Weekend), born in Washington, D.C.

Divorces in Music

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Nov 14 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (35) divorces Sarah Hugill after more than 11 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • Nov 3 Alfredo Antonini, conductor (Jane Froman Canteen), dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Robert Gross, American composer and violinist, dies at 69
  • Nov 7 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 7 Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
  • Nov 12 Preston Jackson [James Preston McDonald], American jazz trombonist (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Alvin "Junior" Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 19 Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide at 36
  • Nov 25 Anton Dolin [Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-kay], British dancer (Girl From Petrovka), dies at 79