December 1991 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 1 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • Dec 1 "Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 performances
  • Dec 5 "Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 performances
  • Dec 6 "Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
  • Dec 8 "Homecoming" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Dec 8 "Nick & Nora" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 9 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 9 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 10 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • Dec 10 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Dec 15 "Nick & Nora" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Dec 19 "Christmas Carol" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Dec 29 "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 14 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 13 Jay Greenberg, American composer
  • Dec 14 Offset [Kiari Cephus], American rapper (Migos), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Dec 19 Declan Galbraith, English singer
  • Dec 24 Louis Tomlinson, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Doncaster, England

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 Headman Tshabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), shot and killed at 44
  • Dec 8 Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies
  • Dec 12 Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
  • Dec 16 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), dies at 89
  • Dec 19 Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Dec 22 Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
  • Dec 27 Edward M Love, choreographer/dancer, dies of AIDS at 43