On This Day

Year 1993 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music

  • Nov 28 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Nov 28 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 29 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Dec 2 A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 5 "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 8 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win

  • Dec 9 "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • Dec 12 "Any Given Day" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Dec 12 "Kentucky Cycle" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • Dec 13 "I Swear" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • Dec 15 John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
  • Dec 16 "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Dec 19 "Red Shoes" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Dec 21 "The Sign" single released in the US by Ace of Base (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • Dec 27 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 28 Andrea Bocelli makes his classical debut singing at a concert at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • Dec 30 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 31 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Music


Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Peter John Wood, British session and touring rock keyboardist, and songwriter, dies at 43
  • Dec 4 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats), dies from prostate cancer at 52
  • Dec 5 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), commits suicide using a pistol at 32
  • Dec 10 Alice Tully, American singer and patroness (Carnegie Hall), dies at 91
  • Dec 12 Mary Jarred, British mezzo-soprano and contralto singer (The Rake's Progress), dies at 94
  • Dec 18 Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
  • Dec 19 Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
  • Dec 29 Yvonne Desportes, French composer (Seven Abstract Poems), dies at 86 [1]
  • Dec 30 Mack David, US songwriter (Bachelor in Paradise), dies at 81
  • Dec 30 Arthur "Schneeze" Rollini, American big band jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 81