- 1926 - Bill Justis (d. 1982)
- 1930 - Robert Parker (85)
- 1938 - Melba Montgomery (77)
- 1940 - Cliff Richard (75)
- 1942 - Billy Harrison (Them) (73)
- 1945 - Colin Hodgkinson (Alexis Korner, Whitesnake) (70)
- 1946 - Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) (69)
- 1946 - Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) (69)
- 1948 - Marcia Barrett (Boney M) (67)
- 1948 - Ivory Tilmon (Detroit Emeralds) (67)
- 1952 - Chris Amoo (The Real Thing) (63)
- 1958 - Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Robertson) (57)
- 1959 - A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister) (d. 2015)
- 1965 - Karyn White (50)
- 1971 - Doug Virdan (Sons of the Pioneers) (44)
- 1974 - Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) (41)
- 1974 - Shaggy 2 Dope (born Joseph Utsler) (Insane Clown Posse) (41)
- 1975 - Shaznay Lewis (All Saints) (40)
- 1978 - Usher (born Usher Raymond IV) (37)
- 1978 - Justin Brannan (Indecision, Most Precious Blood) (37)
- 1994 - Bryan Breeding (B5) (21)
- 1977 - Bing Crosby - Heart attack (74)
- 1990 - Leonard Bernstein - Heart attack (72)
- 1998 - Frankie Yankovic - Heart failure (83)
- 2006 - Freddy Fender (born Baldemer Huerta) - Lung cancer (69)
- 2006 - Jared Anderson (Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal) (31)
- 2007 - Big Moe (born Kenneth Moore) - Heart attack (33)
- 2012 - B.B. Cunningham, Jr. (Hombres) - Shot while working as a security guard
- 2014 - Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (Mars Volta, Jack White) - Heart attack (39)
- 1939 - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) was created.
- 1966 - Pink Floyd played their first "underground" set in London.
- 1966 - Grace Slick performed with the Jefferson Airplane for the first time in San Francisco.
- 1969 - A warrant was issued for Frank Sinatra's arrest due to he alleged Mafia ties.
- 1971 - The publishing firm that owned the song Good Golly, Miss Molly sued John Fogerty claiming that Travelin' Band copied much of their song. The suit was eventually dropped.
- 1972 - Joe Cocker was arrested for marijuana possession in Adelaide, Australia.
- 1973 - Don Gibson, Jack Clement, Harlan Howard, Roger Miller, Ed and Steve Nelson and Willie Nelson were inaugurated in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- 1977 - Linda Ronstadt sang the National Anthem before the third game of the MLB World Series.
- 1984 - The film Songwriter with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson was released.
- 1988 - It was announced that Def Leppard was the first artist in history to have two consecutive albums sell over seven million copies (Pyromania and Hysteria)
- 1996 - The Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus was released for the first time, eighteen years after it was filmed.
- 1996 - Madonna gave birth to her first child, Lourdes.
- 1997 - Paul McCartney's symphonic poem, Standing Stone, premiers in London.
- 2003 - Duran Duran performed their comeback show at the Astoria in London.
- 2003 - Former Temptation Barrington Henderson sued the group, Otis Williams and Motown for back royalties.
- 2003 - Ozzy Osbourne cancelled a fall European tour after deciding to seek help with Parkinson's Disease.
- 2004 - Eric Clapton's drivers license was revoked in France after he was caught driving 134 MPH.
- 2004 - Ron Isley was indicted for tax evasion.
- 2007 - T.I. was charged with a weapons offense.
- 2007 - The Tom Petty documentary Running Down a Dream debuted at the New York Film Festival.
- 2011 - Hal David received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 2012 - Jose Feliciano sings the National Anthem before game one of the MLB National League Championship series. He had famously sung the song in 1968 to much controversy.
- 1964 - Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) and Shirley Shepherd
- 2000 - Bryan White and Erika Page
- 2003 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) and Mary Forsberg (filed)
- 1959 - Among My Souvenirs - Connie Francis
- 1967 - I Can See For Miles - Who (U.K. single release)
- 1977 - Alive II - Kiss
- 1981 - Controversy - Prince
- 2002 - Up the Bracket - Libertines (debut album)
- 2003 - Measure of a Man - Clay Aiken (debut album)
- 2003 - The Movie Album - Barbra Streisand
- 1998 - Music of Black Origins Awards (MOBO)
- Lifetime Achievement Award - B.B. King
- 2009 - ASCAP Awards, London
- Songwriter of the Year - Paul McCartney
- 1967 - Hollywood Palace (ABC) - Jackson 5 (TV debut)