On This Day

October 1992 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 1 "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater, NYC; runs for 22 performances

Television Premiere

Oct 3 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Music History

Oct 3 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"

  • Oct 4 "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Oct 4 "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Oct 18 "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Oct 21 Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale
  • Oct 25 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances
  • Oct 25 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Billy Strings [William Apostol], American bluegrass guitarist (Home), born in Lansing, Michigan

Cardi B

Oct 11 Cardi B [Belcalis Almanzar], American rapper ("Bodak Yellow";"I Like It"; "WAP"), born in NYC, New York

  • Oct 12 Taylor Horn, American singer and actress, born in Redlands, California
  • Oct 14 Savannah Outen, American pop singer- songwriter, born in Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Oct 21 21 Savage [Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph], rapper, born in London, England

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Harry Ray, American soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown), dies of a stroke at 45
  • Oct 4 Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • Oct 5 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations, 1960-71 - "I Can't Get Next To You"; "Just My Imagination"), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • Oct 5 Paul Acket, Dutch music promoter and impresario (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • Oct 7 Ed Blackwell, American jazz drummer (Ornette Colman Quartet), dies at 62
  • Oct 19 Maurice Le Roux, French conductor and film score composer (Kamouraska), dies at 69
  • Oct 20 Werner Torkanowsky, German conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1963-77; Bangor Symphony, 1981-92), dies of cancer at 66
  • Oct 22 Josef Veselka, Czech choral conductor (Prague Philharmonic Choir, 1959-81), and pedagogue, dies at 82

Roger Miller

Oct 25 Roger Miller, American country singer ("King of the Road"; "Dang Me"), dies at 56

  • Oct 26 Jerome Andrews, American-French dancer and choreographer, dies at 84
  • Oct 28 Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57