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


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

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
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  • 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 5 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • Dec 6 Sammy Fain, 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 26 Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86