On This Day

Events in Music in October 1982

Album Release

Oct 1 Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"

  • Oct 7 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway, NYC; runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000, wins 7 Tony and 1 Grammy Award

Music Awards

Oct 11 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg

  • Oct 17 1st live orchestra on a US commercial network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • Oct 24 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances

Music Single

Oct 29 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release single "The Girl is Mine"; peaks at # 2 in US, and #8 in UK

  • Oct 31 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances