Ronnie White, baritone singer with the Miracles, is born in Detroit.
Warren “Pete” Moore, bass singer for the Miracles, is born in Detroit.
William “Smokey” Robinson and Bobby Rogers - lead singer and tenor voice for the Miracles, respectively – are born in the same Detroit hospital on the same day.
Marvin Tarplin, guitarist for the Miracles, is born in Detroit.
Vocalist Claudette Rogers Robinson, the only female in the Miracles, is born in Detroit.
Smokey Robinson forms the Five Chimes at Detroit's Northern High School. They will rename themselves the Matadors.
After the addition of Claudette Rogers, the Matadors change their name to the Miracles.
“Get a Job,” the first single by the Miracles, is released as Smokey Robinson turns 18. The single, issued on the End label, fails to chart.
“Bad Girl,” by the Miracles, enters Billboard’s pop chart, where it will peak at #93. Released on Chess Records, it is the group’s first single to make the national chart.
Smokey Robinson marries Claudette Rogers. The marriage will last 27 years and produce two children, Berry and Tamla.
“Shop Around,” credited to “The Miracles (featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson)," is released. It is the first hit for Berry Gordy’s Tamla label, topping the R&B chart for eight weeks.
Hi We’re the Miracles, the first album by the group, is released.
The first “Motortown Revue” tour, featuring the Miracles and other early Motown acts – including Mary Wells, the Marvelettes and Marv Johnson - opens in Boston.
“You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me,” by the Miracles, enters R&B chart, where it will become their second Number One R&B hit.
“My Girl,” written by Smokey Robinson and Ronnie White of the Miracles, becomes a #1 hit for the Temptations.
Going to a Go-Go, by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, is released. It reaches #8 and yields four hits: “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “My Girl Has Gone,” and “Going to A Go-Go.”
With the release of “The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage,” the Miracles’ records are henceforth credited to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The single will peak at #20.
Greatest Hits, Vol.2, by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, reaches #7. It will be the highest-charting album of the group’s career.
“The Tears of a Clown,” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, reaches Number One for the first of two weeks on the pop chart and tops the R&B chart for three weeks.
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles’ concerts at Washington’s Carter Barron Amphitheater are recorded for the album 1957-1972, which ends Robinson’s association with the band. He is replaced by Billy Griffin.
Smokey Robinson’s final single with the Miracles, “I Can’t Stand to See You Cry,” is released.
Renaissance, the Miracles’ first album without Smokey Robinson, enters the album chart.
“Do It Baby,” by the Miracles, enters the charts, where it will reach #4 R&B and #13 pop.
“Don’t Cha Love It,” by the Miracles, enters the charts, where it will become their second consecutive Top Five R&B hit.
“Love Machine,” by the Miracles, reaches Number One on the pop chart and #5 on the album chart.
The Power of Music, by the Miracles, enters the album chart. It is the group’s final album for Motown’s Tamla label.
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles reunite for Motown 25, a TV special commemorating Motown’s first quarter century.
Smokey Robinson is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the second annual induction dinner. Daryl Hall and John Oates are his presenters.
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: The 35th Anniversary Compilation, a four-CD box set, is released.
Ronnie White of the Miracles dies of leukemia. He is 56 years old.
Smokey Robinson reunites with the Miracles, where they receive the Pioneer Award at the eighth annual Rhythm and Blues Foundation award ceremony in New York.
Smokey Robinson receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Marv Tarplin, guitarist for the Miracles dies of undetermined causes at his home in Las Vegas. He is 70 years old.
The Miracles are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th annual induction dinner. Smokey Robinson is their presenter.