On This Day

October 1983 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Oct 10 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 11 "Can't Slow Down" 2nd studio album by Lionel Richie is released

  • Oct 16 "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 31 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 10 (Elizabeth Mae) "Lzzy" Hale, American hard rock singer and musician (Halestorm - "Love Bites (So Do I)"), born in Red Lion, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 15 Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Oct 20 Alex Nackman, musician
  • Oct 21 Ninette Tayeb, Israeli singer
  • Oct 24 Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer (The Cheetah Girls), born in Manhattan, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
  • Oct 16 Øivin Fjeldstad, Norwegian conductor and composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 20 Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75
  • Oct 25 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 29 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81