Nirvana History

Events in Music

Music Single

1991-09-10 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X

Album Release

1991-09-24 Rock band Nirvana release their second studio album "Nevermind"

Hall of Fame

2014-04-10 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel; Hall & Oates; KISS; Nirvana; Linda Ronstadt; Cat Stevens; The E Street Band; Brian Epstein; and Andrew Loog Oldham

Birthdays in Music

  • 1955-08-02 (Bryan) "Butch" Vig, American record producer (Nirvana -Nevermind; Smashing Pumpkins; Foo Fighters), songwriter, and drummer (Garbage), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • 1963-10-13 Michael Lavine, American portrait photographer and contributor to several grunge rock album art packages (Nirvana; Soundgarden), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1965-05-16 Krist Novoselic, American rock bassist, and accordion player (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; Giants In The Trees), born in Compton, California
  • 1967-01-31 Chad Channing, American rock drummer (Nirvana, 1988-90), and bass player (Before Cars, 2006-present), born in Santa Rosa, California

Kurt CobainKurt Cobain (1967-1994)

1967-02-20 American grunge rocker (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), born in Aberdeen, Washington

Dave GrohlDave Grohl (53 years old)

1969-01-14 American drummer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Nirvana; Foo Fighters), born in Warren, Ohio

  • 1991-02-07 Spencer Elden, baby and model on grunge rock band Nirvana's "Nevermind" album cover (1991)

Deaths in Music

Kurt CobainKurt Cobain (1967-1994)

1994-04-05 American grunge rocker (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), commits suicide at 27 by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun