On This Day

January 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 2 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • Jan 3 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • Jan 3 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Jan 3 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • Jan 3 Musical "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
  • Jan 3 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
  • Jan 6 Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 10 "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances
  • Jan 10 "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances, starring Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson,

  • Jan 21 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 25 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • Jan 31 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Klara Söderberg, Swedish pop-country-folk singer-songwriter (First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"), born in Enskede, Sweden

Person of interestZayn Malik

Jan 12 Zayn Malik, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Bradford, England

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik
  • Jan 22 Netta Barzilai, Israeli singer (Eurovision song contest winner 2018), born in Hod HaSharon, Israel
  • Jan 29 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu [Kiriko Takemura], Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, American dancer & actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 1 "Georgia" Tom [Dorsey], American blues and gospel pianist, songwriter ("Peace In The Valley"), and evangelist, dies at 93
  • Jan 5 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 6 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 6 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • Jan 8 Theo Bruins, Dutch concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), dies at 63
  • Jan 10 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • Jan 13 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 15 Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Jan 21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 23 Thomas A Dorsey, American jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies at 93
  • Jan 23 Charles "Majeed" Greenlee, American jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), dies at 65
  • Jan 29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies at 65