- 1917 - Jerry Wexler (d. 2008)
- 1923 - Curly Ray Cline (Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, Ralph Stanley) (d. 1997)
- 1927 - Johnnie Ray (d. 1990)
- 1930 - Byron "Wild Child" Gipson (d. 1994)
- 1935 - Ronnie Hawkins (81)
- 1935 - Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater (born Edward Harrington) (80)
- 1939 - Scott McKenzie (born Phillip Blondheim) (d. 2012)
- 1943 - Scott English (songwriter) (73)
- 1943 - Jim Croce (d. 1973)
- 1944 - Frank Sinatra, Jr. (72)
- 1945 - Rod Stewart (71)
- 1946 - Bob Lang (Mindbenders) (70)
- 1946 - Aynsley Dunbar (Journey, Whitesnake) (70)
- 1947 - Neil Smith (Alice Cooper) (69)
- 1948 - Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) (68)
- 1948 - Cyril Neville (68)
- 1952 - Scott Thurston (Jackson Browne, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (67)
- 1953 - Pat Benatar (63)
- 1955 - Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions) (61)
- 1956 - Shawn Colvin (60)
- 1956 - Don Letts (Big Audio Dynamite) (60)
- 1959 - Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) (54)
- 1964 - Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) (52)
- 1965 - Joey Santiago (Pixies) (51)
- 1965 - Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond) (51)
- 1978 - Matt Roberts (3 Doors Down) (38)
- 1978 - Brent Smith (Shinedown) (38)
- 1979 - Chris Smith (Kris Kross) (37)
- 1976 - Howlin' Wolf - Kidney disease (65)
- 1978 - Zeb Turner (62)
- 1997 - Kenny Pickett (Creation) - Heart attack (54)
- 2001 - Bryan Gregory (Cramps) - Heart attack (49)
- 2008 - Rod Allen (born Rod Bainbridge) (Fortunes) - Liver cancer (63)
- 2011 - Margaret Whiting (86)
- 1949 - Vinyl records were introduced by RCA (45 RPM) and Columbia (33-1/3 RPM)
- 1969 - George Harrison announced he was leaving the Beatles. He was eventually back.
- 1971 - The trial to dissolve the Beatles started in a London court.
- 1978 - Litigation between the Beatles, Apple, Allen Klein and ABKCO is declared settled.
- 1979 - Richard Carpenter entered a chemical dependency program in Topeka, KS.
- 1981 - The Pirates of Penzance, with Linda Ronstadt, opened on Broadway.
- 1984 - Cyndi Lauper was nominated for five Grammys, the most since Bobby Gentry in 1967.
- 1991 - Clint Black became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1997 - James Brown received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 2000 - Melissa Etheridge announced that the father of her and Julie Cypher's children was David Crosby.
- 2000 - Marty Friedman announced he was leaving Megadeth. He was replaced by Al Pitrelli.
- 2003 - While cracking a bootleg ring, U.K. police recovered over 500 tapes by the Beatles, known as the Get Back Tapes, which were stolen in the 70's.
- 2003 - Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees was rushed to a hospital in Florida with a stomach emergency. He had a heart attack during surgery.
- 2003 - Tommy Mottola resigned as head of Sony.
- 2004 - Courtney love won custody of daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
- 2006 - The White Stripes canceled a tour of Japan after doctors told Jack White to rest his voice for two weeks.
- 1948 - Loretta (Webb) Lynn and Oliver “Mooney” Lynn
- 1995 - Johnny Rodriguez and Lana Nelson
- 2009 - Fergie and Josh Duhamel
- 1981 - James Brown and Deidre Jenkins
- 1956 - Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley (first session for RCA)
- 1964 - Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones
- 1956 - Why Do Fools Fall in Love? - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
- 1962 - She's Got You - Patsy Cline
- 1964 - Introducing...The Beatles - Beatles
- 2006 - People's Choice Awards
- Female Musical Performer - Kelly Clarkson
- Male Musical Performer - Tim McGraw
- Musical Group or Band - Green Day
- Tour - U2
- 1965 - Not Only But Also (U.K.) - John Lennon
- 1973 - Cilla Black Show (U.K.) - Cliff Richard
- 1978 - Variety - Sex Pistols (U.S. TV debut)
- 1985 - Miami Vice - Ted Nugent
- 2009 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Taylor Swift