On This Day

October 12, 1989 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Music

  • Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London

Deaths in Music

  • Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • Franco Luambo, Congolese composer, guitarist and bandleader (Masumbuku), dies from AIDS at 51
  • Franco [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
1989 in Music