August 1987 in Music

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
Madonna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 19 Anaïs Lameche, Swedish singer (Play)
  • Aug 21 Kim Kibum, South Korean actor and singer, one of the member of Korean boy band Super Junior, born in Seoul
  • Aug 23 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer
  • 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


HeartWedding 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 5 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, 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, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)