On This Day

August 2002 in Music History

Events in Music


Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Aug 29 19th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Pink win

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
Singer Pink
Singer
Pink

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
Actor Nicolas Cage
Actor
Nicolas Cage

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 9 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson), dies at 49

Person of interestMichael Houser

Aug 10 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), dies of pancreatic cancer at 40

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • Aug 14 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • Aug 26 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, dies at 90
  • Aug 31 Lionel Hampton, American Jazz vibraphone player and actor, dies at 94