On This Day

August 2003 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Aug 28 20th MTV Video Music Awards: Missy Elliott, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake win

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Rapper Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 9 Former "New Kids on the Block" singer Joey McIntyre (30) weds real estate agent Barrett Williams (25) in New York City's Plaza Hotel

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), dies at 70
  • Aug 3 Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  • Aug 8 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 9 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights, Taps), dies of liver cancer at 57
  • Aug 9 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (b. 1925)
  • Aug 10 Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer
  • Aug 13 Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 15 Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (b. 1957)
  • Aug 18 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers), dies at 63
  • Aug 21 Wesley Willis, American musician (b. 1963)
  • Aug 22 Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
  • Aug 26 Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 26 Wayne Andre, American jazz and session trombonist, dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, dies at 79