- 1932 - Louisiana Red (born Iverson Minter) (d. 2012)
- 1944 - Tony McPhee (Groundhogs) (72)
- 1945 - David Grisman (71)
- 1948 - David Olney (68)
- 1949 - Ric Ocasek (Cars) (67)
- 1952 - Dave Bartram (Showaddywaddy) (64)
- 1953 - Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens) (63)
- 1960 - Louise Goffin (56)
- 1965 - Marti Pellow (born Mark McLoughlin) (Wet Wet Wet) (54)
- 1967 - John Stohm (Lemonheads) (49)
- 1968 - Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) (48)
- 1986 - Brett Eldredge (30)
- 1978 - Bill Kenny (Ink Spots) - Respiratory illness (64)
- 1980 - Jacob Miller (Inner Circle) - Car accident (27)
- 1995 - Alan Barton (Black Lace) - Bus Crash (41)
- 2004 - Roy "Pop" Lewis (Lewis Family) (98)
- 2006 - Cindy Walker (87)
- 1922 - Fiddlin' John Carson became the first country artist to play on the radio.
- 1956 - Eleven teenagers were arrested at a rock stage show in Hartford, CT.
- 1964 - In His Own Write by John Lennon was published in the U.K.
- 1967 - The Beatles won the Ivor Novello Award for 1966 for Best Selling Single (Yellow Submarine), Most Performed Song (Michelle) and Second Most Performed Song (Yesterday).
- 1969 - A Rally For Decency was held in Miami in response to Jim Morrison exposing himself on stage. Anita Bryant and the Lettermen perform.
- 1970 - Allen Klein asks Phil Spector to work on the tracks from the Beatles aborted Let It Be sessions.
- 1972 - The film The Concert For Bangladesh premiered.
- 1973 - John Lennon is given 60 days to leave the U.S. by the immigration department. At the same time, Yoko Ono is granted permanent residency.
- 1977 - Elvis Presley played the first show of what would become his final tour.
- 1985 - Julian Lennon did his first concert.
- 1988 - Mick Jagger made did his first solo concert in Japan.
- 1990 - Fleetwood Mac started their Behind the Mask tour.
- 1992 - Janet Jackson signed with Virgin Records for $16 million.
- 1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a ruling awarding Bette Midler $400,000 from an ad agency that used a sound-alike on a commercial.
- 2000 - Tina Turner played the first date of the U.S. leg of her farewell tour in Minneapolis, MN.
- 2000 - Aida, written by Elton John and Tim Rice, opened on Broadway.
- 2010 - Richard Finch of K.C. & the Sunshine Band was arrested for sexual misconduct with teenage boys.
- 1926 - Maybelline Addington and Ezra Carter
- 1963 - Dion DiMucci and Sue Butterfield
- 1985 - Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley
- 2002 - Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) and Charleen Chuck McCrory
- 1961 - Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Presley
- 1963 - Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
- 1959 - That's All - Bobby Darin
- 1979 - Van Halen II - Van Halen
- 1993 - This Time - Dwight Yoakam
- 2004 - The Paul Simon Songbook - Paul Simon (recorded 1965, first U.S. release)
- 2004 - Confessions - Usher
- 1998 - Academy Awards - Trisha Yearwood
- 2003 - Academy Awards - U2
- 2009 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Jamey Johnson & Shooter Jennings
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1963 - Our Day Will Come - Ruby & the Romantics (1 week)
- 1974 - Dark Lady - Cher (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
- 1961 - Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley (6 weeks)
- 1968 - The Legend of Xanadu - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (1 week)
- 1985 - Easy Lover - Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) (4 weeks)