On This Day

October 2018 in Music History

Events in Music


Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 23 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek

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Oct 26 Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announces she has converted to Islam

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
  • Oct 31 BLACKPINK become the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple hits

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), dies at 94
  • Oct 6 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano, dies at 85
  • Oct 24 Tony Joe White, American blues and swamp rock singer (Polk Salad Annie), dies at 75
  • Oct 25 Sonny Fortune [Cornelius Fortune], American jazz saxophonist, dies at 79