On This Day

October 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 3 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • Oct 7 Musical "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • Oct 12 "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Oct 21 "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Oct 24 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 29 "The Sign" single released in Europe by Ace of Base
  • Oct 31 "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances

Music History

Oct 31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 9 Joy Crookes, British-Irish-Bangladeshi singer-songwriter, born in Lambeth, London, England
  • Oct 21 Kane Brown, American country music singer-songwriter (Experiment), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Ahmed Abdul-Malik [Jonathan Tim, Jr.], American jazz double bassist and oud player (Odetta; Thelonius Monk), dies at 66
  • Oct 7 Agnes de Mille, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning dancer and choreographer (Rodeo; Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • Oct 8 Manke Nelis [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • Oct 10 Catherine Collard, French concert pianist (Schumann; Brahms), and teacher, dies of cancer at 46
  • Oct 11 Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Ken E. Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra), dies of AIDS at 34
  • Oct 17 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage), dies at 30
  • Oct 22 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 26 Harold Rome, American musical theater composer (Fanny; Pins and Needles), dies at 85