On This Day

May 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 2 "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 performances
  • May 2 "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • May 2 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 2 "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 3 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 performances
  • May 4 "Angels in America - Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • May 9 "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • May 9 "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 11 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Mary Chapin Carpenter win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Vince Gill
Country Singer
Vince Gill
  • May 15 38th Eurovision Song Contest: Niamh Kavanagh for Ireland wins singing "In Your Eyes" in Millstreet
  • May 16 "3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 16 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Square, NYC after 30 performances
  • May 17 "Chattahoochee" single released by Alan Jackson (CMA Award Single of the Year, Billboard Song of the Year 1993)

Birthdays in Music

  • May 10 Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
  • May 14 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer (iCarly), born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • May 8 Kees Deenik, Dutch singer, bandleader, and broadcaster, dies at 78-ish
  • May 16 Marv Johnson, American R&B pianist, songwriter, and singer ("You Got What It Takes"; "(You've Got To) Move Two Mountains"), dies of a stroke at 54
  • May 22 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, dies at 100
  • May 26 Cor de Great, Dutch pianist, conductor, and composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • May 28 Charles "Doctor" Ross, American blues singer and guitarist (Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss), dies at 67
  • May 30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount], American jazz pianist (The Arkestra), dies at 79