Almanac: January 19, 2016
- 1911 - Ken Nelson (producer, member of Country Music Hall of Fame) (d. 2008)
- 1914 - Lester Flatt (d. 1979)
- 1935 - Charlie Waller (Country Gentlemen) (d. 2004)
- 1939 - Phil Everly (Everly Brothers) (d. 2014)
- 1941 - Joe Butler (Lovin' Spoonful) (75)
- 1942 - Michael Crawford (74)
- 1943 - Janis Joplin (d. 1970)
- 1944 - Laurie London (72)
- 1944 - Shelly Fabares (72)
- 1946 - Dolly Parton (70)
- 1947 - Rod Evans (Deep Purple) (69)
- 1948 - Harvey Hinsley (Hot Chocolate) (68)
- 1949 - Robert Palmer (d. 2003)
- 1951 - Martha Davis (Motels) (65)
- 1952 - Dewey Bunnell (America) (64)
- 1957 - Mickey Virtue (UB40) (59)
- 1963 - Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul) (53)
- 1968 - Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) (48)
- 1969 - Trey Lorenz (47)
- 1971 - John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) (45)
- 1978 - Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) (38)
- 1978 - John Parker (Nizlopi) (38)
- 1979 - Wiley (born Richard Cowie) (37)
- 1992 - Mac Miller (born Malcolm McCormick) (24)
- 1960 - Ralph Peer (engineer, producer, member of Country Music Hall of Fame) (67)
- 1995 - Gene MacLellan (songerwriter (Snowbird, Put Your Hand in the Hand) (56)
- 1998 - Carl Perkins - Throat cancer (65)
- 2000 - John Clayton-Felt (School of Fish) - Testicular cancer (32)
- 2006 - Wilson Pickett - Heart attack (64)
- 2007 - Denny Doherty (Mamas & the Papas) - Abdominal aneurysm (66)
- 2008 - John Stewart (Kingston Trio) - Stroke and brain aneurysm (68)
- 1953 - Marty Robbins debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1957 - Pat Boone sang at President Eisenhower's inaugural ball.
- 1971 - Tracks from the White Album by the Beatles were played in the courtroom during the Sharon Tate murder trial to see if they could have influenced the Manson family.
- 1976 - Rock promoter Bill Sargent offered the Beatles $30 million to play together. They turned it down.
- 1977 - Aretha Franklin performed God Bless America at Jimmy Carter's inaugural eve gala. Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker would play the inauguration.
- 1978 - Johnny Rotten was fired from the Sex Pistols for not being "weird enough anymore."
- 1981 - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Donny & Marie Osmond sang at Ronald Reagan's inaugural ball.
- 1988 - Doc McGheep, the manager for both Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, plead guilty to the importation of over 40,000 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.
- 1990 - Reba McEntire's first film, Tremors, debuted.
- 1993 - A reformed Fleetwood Mac played the inauguration concert for Bill Clinton. The new president had used Don't Stop as the theme for his campaign.
- 1993 - The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a $2.5 million award to Tom Waits against Frito-Lay for their use of a sound-alike voice in the company's advertising.
- 1998 - Joey Ramone of the Ramones entered a New York hospital suffering from a blood related illness.
- 1998 - Pat Boone was presented with the first Michael the Archangel Award from the National Association of Police in recognition of his support of the families of officers killed in the line of duty.
- 1999 - Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural of Buckwheat Zydeco had surgery to remove lesions on his vocal chords.
- 1967 - A Day in the Life - Beatles (first day of recording)
- 1988 - And Justice For All - Metallica (first day of recording)
- 1997 - Golden Globes
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical - Madonna (Evita)
- 1957 - Jackie Gleason Show - Johnny Cash (first U.S. network appearance)
- 1963 - Thank Your Lucky Stars (U.K.) - Beatles (first national appearance in the U.K.)
- 1967 - Batman (ABC) - Lesley Gore (played Pussycat, the sidekick of Catwoman)