Wham! in History

Events in Music

  • 1957-01-23 Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee disc (originally called the "Pluto Platter" until 1958)
  • 1985-04-18 Wham become the first western pop act to release an album in China

Birthdays in Music

  • 1944-03-15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), born in Winchester, Hampshire (d. 2015)
  • 1961-06-06 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • 1962-04-18 Shirlie Holliman, English pop singer (Wham!, Pepsi & Shirlie), born in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1963-01-26 Andrew Ridgeley, English rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up), born in Windlesham, United Kingdom

Person of interestGeorge Michael

1963-06-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael

Deaths in Music

  • 2015-08-15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), dies at 71

Person of interestGeorge Michael

2016-12-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), dies of suspected heart failure at 53

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael