- 1931 - Tommy Allsup (84)
- 1939 - Jim Yester (Association) (76)
- 1940 - Johnny Carver (75)
- 1941 - Donald “Duck” Dunn (d. 2012)
- 1941 - Pete Best (Beatles) (74)
- 1942 - Billy Connolly (73)
- 1943 - Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band) (72)
- 1943 - Richard Tee (Stuff) (72)
- 1944 - Bev Beven (Move, Electric Light Orchestra) (71)
- 1945 - Lee Michaels (70)
- 1947 - Dave Sinclair (Caravan) (68)
- 1948 - Tony Bourge (Budgie) (67)
- 1949 - Anita Louis (Soul Children) (63)
- 1954 - Clem Burke (Blondie) (61)
- 1957 - Chris Hayes (Huey Lewis & the News) (58)
- 1958 - Carmel (born Carmel McCourt) (57)
- 1960 - Edgar Meyer (bassist) (55)
- 1962 - John Squire (Stone Roses) (53)
- 1962 - Gary Stonadge (Big Audio Dynamite) (53)
- 1964 - Tony Rombola (Godsmack) (51)
- 1969 - Rob Nicholson (Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne) (46)
- 1970 - Chad Taylor (Live) (45)
- 1985 - Big Joe Turner - Heart attack (74)
- 1991 - Freddie Mercury (Queen) - Bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS (45)
- 1991 - Eric Carr (KISS) - Brain hemorrhage (41)
- 1993 - Albert Collins - Lung/Liver cancer (61)
- 2001 - Melanie Thornton (La Bouche) - Plane crash (34)
- 2003 - Teddy Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) - Congestive heart failure (71)
- 2008 - Kenny MacLean (Platinum Blonde) - Heart related problem (52)
- 2008 - Michael Lee (Robert Plant and Jimmy Page) - Epileptic seizure (39)
- 1959 - Johnnie Ray spent the night in jail, charged with accosting and soliciting.
- 1961 - Howlin' Wolf started his first European tour in London.
- 1964 - The Who played their first show after changing their name from the High Numbers.
- 1993 - Janet Jackson opened her Janet world tour in Cincinnati, OH.
- 2003 - Glen Campbell was arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run.
- 2003 - The original members of Motley Crue announce they are reforming.
- 2003 - Time-Warner agreed to sell its Warner Music Group to Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
- 2005 - Bob Geldof received the Man of Peace Award in Rome from Mikhail Gorbachev.
- 2007 - The house of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea was destroyed by a wild fire in Malibu, CA.
- 2008 - Boy George was on trial in Snaresbrook Crown Court on charges that he falsely imprisoned a male escort who he had accused of hacking into his laptop.
- 1984 - Tommy Lee and Elaine Starchuk (aka Charice)
- 1991 - Cyndi Lauper and David Thornton
- 1976 - Donna Summer and Helmuth Sommer
- 1992 - Billy Wyman and Mandy Smith
- 1956 - Come Go With Me - Dell-Vikings
- 1966 - Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
- 1958 - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee (single)
- 1994 - MTV Europe Music Awards (first ceremony)
- Song - 7 Seconds - Youssou N'Dour & Nenah Cherry
- Director - Mark Pellington for Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe - Wale
- Female - Mariah Carey
- Male - Bryan Adams
- Group - Take That
- New Act - Crash Test Dummies
- Dance - Prodigy
- Rock - Aerosmith
- Cover - Word Up! - Gun
- 1972 - In Concert (ABC) (premier episode) - Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley, Seals & Crofts
- 1991 - Hot Country Nights (NBC) (premier episode) - Alabama, Clint Black, K.T. Oslin, Kenny Rogers, Pam Tillis
- 2011 - CMT Crossroads - Vince Gill, Sting