- 1923 - Hubert Long (country music executive and member of the Hall of Fame) (d. 1972)
- 1925 - Ferlin Husky (d. 2011)
- 1927 - Andy Williams (d. 2012)
- 1931 - Jaye P. Morgan (84)
- 1942 - Ken Lewis (songwriter, Can't You Hear My Heartbeat, Little Bit 'o Soul) (73)
- 1944 - Ralph McTell (72)
- 1946 - Vic Malcolm (Geordie) (69)
- 1948 - Ozzy Osbourne (67)
- 1949 - Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) (66)
- 1951 - Mike Stock (songwriting & production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman) (64)
- 1951 - Nicky Stevens (Brotherhood of Man) (64)
- 1952 - Don Barnes (.38 Special) (63)
- 1953 - Duane Roland (Molly Hatchett) (d. 2006)
- 1954 - Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) (61)
- 1963 - Joe Lally (Fugazi) (52)
- 1967 - Adamski (born Adam Tinley) (48)
- 1968 - Montell Jordan (47)
- 1978 - Trina (born Katrina Taylor) (37)
- 1979 - Daniel Bedingfield (36)
- 1980 - Christina Aguilera (35)
- 1983 - Andy Grammer (32)
- 2001 - Grady Martin (country & rockabilly session guitarist) - Heart attack (72)
- 1961 - Brian Epstein first approached the Beatles on the possibility of him becoming their manager.
- 1965 - Keith Richards was knocked out when he was electrocuted by his guitar touching his microphone.
- 1966 - Ray Charles received a five-year suspended sentence for possession of marijuana and heroin.
- 1966 - The Monkees played live for the first time in Honolulu, HI.
- 1971 - Frank Zappa abandoned his concert at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland when the building caught on fire. The blaze was immortalized in Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water.
- 1976 - Pink Floyd's giant, inflatable pig broke free and floated over London.
- 1976 - Bob Marley, his wife Rita and his manager, Don Taylor, were wounded when seven gunmen burst into his house in Kingston, Jamaica.
- 1976 - 11,000 tickets went on sale for ABBA's Royal Albert Hall concerts. 3,500,000 applications were received.
- 1979 - During a Who concert in Cincinnati, OH turned tragic when 11 people in the audience were trampled to death.
- 1986 - Judas Priest were sued by the families of two teens who committed suicide after listening to their music.
- 1991 - Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy Stradlin in Guns N' Roses.
- 1991 - The late-Alan Freed's name was placed on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 2002 - Peter Garrett quit Midnight Oil.
- 2007 - Diana Ross and the Beach Boys received awards for their contribution to U.S. culture.
- 2009 - Ronnie Wood was arrested in Esher, England for suspicion of assaulting 21-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.
- 2005 - Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese
- 1954 - In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce
- 1957 - Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson
- 1958 - Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners
- 1969 - Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
- 1973 - You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
- 1976 - Anarchy in the U.K. - Sex Pistols
- 1967 - Tennessee Ernie Ford Special - Supremes