On This Day

September 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 7 "I Want Her" single released by Keith Sweat (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • Sep 11 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
  • Sep 14 'Les Miserables' opens at Rock Theatre, Vigzinhaz Budapest
  • Sep 20 "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 29 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1


Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Daniel "Dann" Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • Sep 2 Spencer Smith, American rock drummer (Panic! at the Disco), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 6 Ramiele Malubay, Filipino-American singer, born in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Sep 16 Travis Wall, American dancer and choreographer, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Sep 18 Jinkx Monsoon [Jerick Hoffer], American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 winner), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 20 Jack Lawless, American drummer for the Jonas Brothers
  • Sep 26 Rosie Munter, Swedish singer (Play), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Person of interestHilary Duff

Sep 28 Hilary Duff, actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire), born in Houston, Texas

Actress and Singer Hilary Duff
Actress and Singer
Hilary Duff
  • Sep 30 Denise Laurel, Filipine actress and singer
  • Sep 30 Aida Garifullina, Russian soprano (Operalia 2013), born in Kazan, Russia

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Morton Feldman, American composer (For Philip Guston, Rothko Chapel), dies at 61
  • Sep 9 Gunnar de Frumerie, Swedish pianist and composer (Circulus Quintus), dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Peter Tosh, Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers), shot dead in Jamaica at 42
  • Sep 11 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian composer, dies at 94
  • Sep 21 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35
  • Sep 22 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 23 Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62
  • Sep 23 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
  • Sep 23 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British pianist and composer, dies at 87
  • Sep 30 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, dies at 74