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 "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • Oct 7 "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 7 Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma!, Rodeo), dies at 88
  • Oct 8 Manke Nelis [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • Oct 10 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies 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 Symph 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 composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles), dies at 85