On This Day

August 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 1 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Aug 1 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Aug 7 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Aug 15 "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Aug 22 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer, born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Aug 29 Liam Payne, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Wolverhampton, England

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 21 Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
  • Aug 5 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), dies of heart failure at 45
  • Aug 5 Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer, dies at 84
  • Aug 7 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • Aug 10 Øystein Aarseth, Norwegian musician (Mayhem) (b. 1968)
  • Aug 26 Rockin Dopsie Sr [Alton Jay Rubin], American Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies of a heart attack at 61