September 1996 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 4 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins win
  • Sep 5 "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 8 "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • Sep 8 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
  • Sep 19 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • Sep 29 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Zendaya [Coleman], American actress (Shake it Up), singer and dancer, born in Oakland, California

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 4 Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Sep 7 Five-foot-eleven model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey
  • Sep 23 Oscar-nominated actor of "The Buddy Holly Story" Gary Busey (52) weds former stuntwoman from Dallas Tiani Warden (29) at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • Sep 2 Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • Sep 2 Cyril Reuben, violinist, dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Otto Luening, composer, dies at 96
  • Sep 7 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 9 Bill Monroe, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Silas Roy Crain, singer/songwriter, dies at 85

Person of interestTupac Shakur

Sep 13 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shotting at 25

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • Sep 17 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Paul Weston, American arranger and bandleader "the Father of Mood Music", dies at 84
  • Sep 20 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), dies from natural causes at 84
  • Sep 22 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Sep 22 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Denis Dowling, baritone, dies at 86
  • Sep 28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64