- 1925 - Dory Previn (d. 2012)
- 1939 - Ray Jones (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas) (d. 2000)
- 1942 - Annette Funicello (d. 2013)
- 1942 - Bobby Fuller (d. 1966)
- 1945 - Leslie West (Mountain) (69)
- 1945 - Eddie Brigati (Rascals) (69)
- 1949 - Stiv Bators (Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
- 1952 - Greg Hawkes (Cars) (62)
- 1958 - Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) (56)
- 1960 - Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains) (54)
- 1964 - TobyMac (born Kevin McKeehan) (50)
- 1965 - John Wesley Harding (born Wesley Stace) (49)
- 1968 - Shaggy (born Orville Richard Burrell) (46)
- 1968 - Shelby Lynne (46)
- 1976 - Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) (38)
- 1980 - Garrett Tierney (Brand New) (34)
- 1985 - Zac Hanson (Hanson) (29)
- 1969 - Tommy Edwards - Brain aneurysm (47)
- 1983 - Keith Barrow - AIDS (29)
- 1986 - Jane Dornacker (Tubes) - Helicopter crash while working as a traffic reporter (39)
- 1989 - Ewan MacColl (74)
- 1994 - Jimmy Miller (producer) - Liver failure (52)
- 1946 - Bill Monroe recorded for the first time with Mac Wiseman.
- 1955 - Carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede Shoes.
- 1963 - David Allan Coe began serving a four-year prison sentence for car theft.
- 1964 - The High Number receive a letter from EMI asking them to submit original material after their original audition. They later became the Who.
- 1965 - Ernest Tubb was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
- 1966 - Eddie Arnold, Jim Denny, Uncle Dave Macon and George D. Hay were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
- 1975 - The marriage of Hank Williams and Billie Jean was ruled valid by a federal judge, awarding her 50% of the singer's future royalties.
- 1978 - Earth, Wind & Fire started a 75-date U.S. tour in Louisville, KY.
- 1982 - It's Van Halen Day in Worcester, MA.
- 1990 - Pearl Jam played their live debut in Seattle.
- 1990 - Tim McGraw signed with Curb Records.
- 1993 - Oasis signed with Criterion for six albums.
- 2005 - Madonna DJ'ed at the Misshapes Club in New York to debut her new album Confessions on a Dance Floor.
- 1963 - Kenny Rogers and Margo Gladys Anderson
- 1970 - James Brown and Deidre Jenkins
- 2003 - Liza Minnelli and David Gant (filed)
- 2007 - Chris Robinson (Black Crows) and Kate Hudson
- 1963 - Act Naturally - Buck Owens
- 1965 - Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones (U.K. single release)
- 1966 - Good Vibrations - Beach Boys (single)
- 1974 - Hotter Than Hell - KISS
- 1976 - The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin (soundtrack)
- 2012 - Red - Taylor Swift
- 1961 - Ed Sullivan Show - Chubby Checker
- 2005 - Tuckerville (TLC) - Tanya Tucker (debut)