On This Day

December 1989 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 7 C Coleman & D Zippel's musical "City of Angels" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
  • Dec 11 "City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances
  • Dec 31 "Me & My Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 1420 performances
  • Dec 31 "Threepenny Opera" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 5 Megan Lovell, American singer and guitarist (Larkin Poe), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestTaylor Swift

Dec 13 Taylor Swift, American singer and songwriter (Our Song), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Dec 22 Jordin Sparks, American singer and American Idol winner, born in Phoenix, Arizona

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • Dec 1 William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), dies of AIDS-related causes at 36
  • Dec 5 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • Dec 6 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 6 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), dies in a car accident at 40
  • Dec 21 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 23 Josef Alexander, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 25 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86