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August 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • Aug 14 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 16 Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)

Rock Guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock Guitarist
Richie Sambora

Music release#1 in the Charts

Aug 22 Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Aug 31 Michael Jackson's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 9 Noonie Bao [Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius], Swedish pop songwriter and singer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Aug 19 Anaïs Lameche, Swedish pop singer (Play), born in the French Alps
  • Aug 21 Kim Kibum, South Korean actor and singer (Super Junior), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Aug 23 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Aug 25 Liu Yifei, Chinese actress and singer, born in Wuhan, China
  • Aug 25 Luka Šulić, Slovenian-Croatian cellist (2Cellos), born in Maribor, Slovenia

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 1 Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart

Musician Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 7 "Magnum, P.I." actor Tom Selleck (42) weds actress and dancer Jillie Mack (29) in Incline Village, Nevada

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Kenny Price, American country singer (Walking on New Grass, Happy Tracks), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Aug 5 Zygmunt Mycielsky, Polish composer and music critic, dies at 79 [1]
  • Aug 5 Zygmunt Mycielski, Polish composer and music critic, dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Vincent Persichetti, American composer (Sibyl), dies at 72
  • Aug 17 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, dies at 62
  • Aug 23 Siegfried Borris, German composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 27 Charlie Smalls, American Tony Award winning composer and songwriter (The Wiz), dies of a burst appendix at 43
  • Aug 29 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)