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 11 Alyson Stoner, American actress and pop singer, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 29 Liam Payne, English pop singer (One Direction- "What Makes You Beautiful"), born in Wolverhampton, England

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 21 British-American lyricist Bernie Taupin (43) weds Strephanie Haymes; divorce in 1998

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Kenny Drew, American-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 5 (Alexander) "Duke" Burrell, American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader (Louisiana Shakers; Louis Jordan; Johnny Otis), dies at 73
  • Aug 7 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • Aug 10 Øystein Aarseth, Norwegian black-metal guitarist (Mayhem), stabbed to death by a musical rival at 25
  • Aug 17 Johnny Sayles, American soul singer ("I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Aug 17 Phil Seymour, American rock and power pop musician, singer, and songwriter (The Dwight Twilley Band), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • Aug 26 Rockin Dopsie Sr. [Alton Jay Rubin], American zydeco singer, and accordion player, dies of a heart attack at 61