- 1931 - Scotty Moore (84)
- 1933 - John Hughey (Conway Twitty, Vince Gill) (d. 2007)
- 1941 - Mike Pinder (Moody Blues) (74)
- 1941 - Les Maguire (Gerry & the Pacemakers) (74)
- 1943 - Peter Sinfield (King Crimson) (72)
- 1944 - Mick Jones (Foreigner) (71)
- 1944 - Tracy Nelson (71)
- 1948 - Larry Byrom (Steppenwolf) (67)
- 1948 - Les Taylor (Exile) (67)
- 1950 - Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons, Frank Zappa) (65)
- 1951 - Karla Bonoff (64)
- 1952 - David Knopfler (Dire Straits) (63)
- 1953 - David Conley (Surface, Mandrell) (62)
- 1960 - Martin Glover (aka Youth) (Killing Joke, Firemen) (55)
- 1962 - Jeff Bryant (Ricochet) (53)
- 1972 - Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer) (43)
- 1981 - Javine Hylton (34)
- 1984 - Pleasure P (born Marcus Cooper) (Pretty Ricky) (31)
- 1988 - Hayley Williams (Paramour) (27)
- 1991 - Shay Mooney (Dan + Shay) (24)
- 1978 - Chris Bell (Big Star) - Car accident (27)
- 1978 - Bob Luman - Pneumonia (41)
- 1981 - Hoagy Carmichael - Heart failure (82)
- 1983 - Walter Scott (Bob Kuban & the In-Men) - Murdered (40)
- 1997 - Ewart Abner (founder of Chance Records) - Respiratory illness (74)
- 2004 - Hank Garland (Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison) - Staph infection (74)
- 2006 - Gene McFadden (McFadden and Whitehead) - Liver and lung cancer (57)
- 2008 - Delaney Bramlett - Complications of gall bladder surgery (69)
On This Day
- 1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were named the Outstanding Composers of 1963 by the London Times.
- 1975 - The split of the Faces became official.
- 1989 - A lawsuit was filed by a former chef at Chuck Berry's restaurant alleging that he had installed secret cameras in the ladies rooms.
- 1992 - Harry Connick, Jr. was arrested at Kennedy Airport in New York after it was discovered he had a pistol in his luggage.
- 1998 - Busta Rhymes is arrested for criminal possession of an unregistered pistol.
- 1999 - Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez were arrested after a gun was discovered in his car while the police were investigating a club shooting.
- 2001 - The Steps announced they were breaking up.
- 2004 - A man is killed outside a nightclub where there is a party for Ja Rule.
- 2008 - Gregg Allman's home in Georgia was robbed of a coin collection, knives and unreleased concert recordings.
- 1985 - Simon Le Bon and Yasmin Parvanah
- 2011 - Zooey Deschanel (She & Him) and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie)
- 1985 - Master of Puppets - Metallica (final session)
- 1967 - John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan
- 1975 - December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Four Seasons (single)
- 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show - Supremes (first appearance on show)
- 1967 - Jonathan Winters Show (CBS) - Doors
- 1971 - Sonny & Cher Show (CBS) (premier)
- 1984 - Brighton Rock (U.K. Granada TV) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Madness, Nik Kershaw, Gloria Gaynor, Spandau Ballet, The Flying Pickets, Helen Terry