English singer-songwriter Tony Hadley was born. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the band Spandau Ballet (1979–1990, 2009–2017).
An English pop duo Wham! reached number one in the UK with "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", the first single from their second album, "Make It Big".
Whitney Houston started an eleven-week run at #1 in Australia with her self-titled debut album. The album produced six singles: "Thinking About You", "You Give Good Love", "All at Once", "Saving All My Love for You", "How Will I Know", and "Greatest Love of All"
Guyanese-British singer Eddy Grant went to number one in Spain with "Gimme Hope Jo'anna" for fourteen non-consecutive weeks.