On This Day

January 3, 1987 in Music History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Music

  • "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aretha Franklin is the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams (23) marries Ramon T. Hervey in NYC; divorce 1997

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams

1987 in Music