On This Day

June 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 7 41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win

Music awardsMusic City News Awards

Jun 8 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis wins

Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis
  • Jun 28 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Mike Protich, American rock musician (Red Sun Rising), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 2 Darin [Zanyar], Swedish pop singer (Lovekiller, Tvillingen), born in Stockholm
  • Jun 3 Lalaine [Vergara-Paras], American stage and screen actress and singer (Les Misérables; Lizzie McGuire), born in Burbank, California
  • Jun 6 Kyle Falconer, Scottish musician
  • Jun 11 TiA, Japanese pop singer (Ryuusei), born in Yokohama, Japan

Person of interestDiana DeGarmo

Jun 16 Diana DeGarmo, American singer (American Idol) and actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Jun 16 Ali Stroker, American actress and singer, first actress to appear in a wheelchair on Broadway and win a Tony award, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Person of interestKendrick Lamar

Jun 17 Kendrick Lamar, American hip hop singer-songwriter (Damn), born in Compton, California

Singer-songwriter and Rapper Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter and Rapper
Kendrick Lamar
  • Jun 21 Kim Ryeowook, Korean pop singer (Super Junior), born in Incheon, South Korea
  • Jun 21 Khatia Buniatishvili, French-Georgian concert pianist, born in Batumi, Georgia

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Andres Segovia, Spanish classical guitarist and composer, dies at 94
  • Jun 2 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye)), dies of cancer at 77
  • Jun 8 Yogi Horton, American R&B and funk drummer (Luther Vandross), commits suicide at 33

Person of interestFred Astaire

Jun 22 Fred Astaire [Austerlitz], American stage and screen tap dancer, singer ("Night And Day"; "Cheek To Cheek"; "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off"), and actor (Royal Wedding; Easter Parade; Swingtime), dies of pneumonia at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • Jun 24 (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler; Gigot), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), , dies of colon cancer at 71
  • Jun 25 Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter ("Rocky Top"; "Love Hurts"; "Bye Bye Love"), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Henk Badings, Dutch opera composer (Orestes), dies at 80
  • Jun 30 Federico Mompou, Spanish composer, dies at 94