Television program Motown 25-- Yesterday, Today, and
Forever" is broadcast by NBC.
Premiere of William Grant Still's Minette Fontaine given by the Baton Rouge Opera Company.
Wynton Marsalis (1961- ) wins Grammy Awards in both the jazz and classical categories, the first musician to do so.
Count Basie dies in Hollywood, Florida.
Leontyne Price gives her farewell performance at the Metropolitan Opera in Verdi's Aida
Aretha Franklin is the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.