On This Day

September 1996 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 4 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrissette and The 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

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 8 August Wilson's drama "Seven Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 188 performances
  • 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, Euphoria), 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, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), dies at 96
  • Sep 7 Niccolo Castiglioni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 9 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" ("Blue Moon of Kentucky"), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Ray Coleman, British author (biographies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Epstein, and Phil Collins), and music journalist (Melody Maker), dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, 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 shooting at 25

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, English-South African stage and screen actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies of pancreatic cancer. 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 Hill, American jazz musician (Ooh Poo Pah Doo), dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Vera Brodsky Lawrence, American concert pianist (CBS Symphony) and musicologist (Joplin; Gottschalk), dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American pianist and orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), dies from natural causes at 84
  • Sep 21 Sulkhan Nasidze, Georgian composer, dies at 69
  • 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, Latvian-Canadian ballet dancer, choeographer, and troupe director, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Denis Dowling, New Zealand-born British operatic baritone, dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64