August 1981 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 1 "Endless Love" single released by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Billboard Song of the Year 1981, Billboard Greatest Song Duet of All-Time)

  • Aug 18 "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 24 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for John Lennon's murder

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California
  • Aug 4 Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
  • Aug 5 Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer
  • Aug 8 Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
  • Aug 8 Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
  • Aug 8 Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
  • Aug 10 Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer
  • Aug 11 Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Aug 11 Sandi Thom, Scottish born singer
  • Aug 18 Jon Schneck, American musician (Relient K), born in Eustis, Florida
  • Aug 21 Collie Buddz [Colin Patrick Harper], American Reggae & Dancehall artist (Come Around), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 24 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Aug 31 40 Cal, American rapper

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 14 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, dies at 87
  • Aug 17 Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87
  • Aug 21 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
  • Aug 26 Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
  • Aug 27 Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62