Almanac: April 3, 2016
- 1924 - Doris Day (92)
- 1928 - Don Gibson (d. 2003)
- 1936 - Jimmy McGriff (d. 2008)
- 1938 - Jeff Barry (78)
- 1941 - Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) (d. 2004)
- 1941 - Philippé Wynne (Spinners) (d. 1984)
- 1942 - Billy Joe Royal (d. 2015)
- 1942 - Wayne Newton (74)
- 1943 - Richard Manuel (Band) (d. 1986)
- 1943 - Joe Canzano (Duprees) (73)
- 1944 - Tony Orlando (72)
- 1944 - Barry Pritchard (Fortunes) (d. 1999)
- 1946 - Dee Murray (Elton John Band) (d. 1992)
- 1949 - Richard Thompson (67)
- 1950 - Curtis Stone (Highway 101) (66)
- 1961 - Eddie Murphy (55)
- 1962 - Mike Ness (Social Distortion) (54)
- 1962 - Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) (54)
- 1962 - John Gruffith (Red Rockers) (54)
- 1968 - Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) (48)
- 1970 - Mathew Priest (Dodgy) (46)
- 1974 - Drew Shirley (Switchfoot) (42)
- 1985 - Leona Lewis (31)
- 1950 - Kurt Weill - Heart attack (50)
- 1990 - Sarah Vaughan - Lung cancer (66)
- 1993 - Red Allen (63)
- 1996 - Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes - Cancer (60)
- 1999 - Lionel Bart - Cancer (69)
- 2001 - Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey - Prostate cancer (74)
- 2003 - Homer Banks (Stax records songwriter) - Cancer (61)
- 2006 - Martin Gilks (Wonder Stuff) - Motorcycle crash (41)
- 2014 - Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (93)
- 1959 - The BBC banned the Coasters' Charlie Brown for its use of the word spitball.
- 1960 - The Everly Brothers began their first U.K. tour.
- 1963 - Elvis Presley's film It Happened at the World's Fair premiered in Los Angeles.
- 1966 - Peter Tork played at the Troubadour. He was already signed but had not started his stint on The Monkees.
- 1969 - Jim Morrison of the Doors turned himself in to the Los Angeles office of the FBI over charges of lewdness at a Miami concert.
- 1969 - Billy Preston signed with Apple Records.
- 1975 - Steve Miller was charged with setting fire to a friend's dress and resisting arrest.
- 1975 - Emmylou Harris played her first concert with The Hot Band.
- 1979 - Kate Bush started her only tour at Liverpool's Empire Theatre.
- 1984 - Producer Jack Douglas wins $3 million from Yoko Ono for his work on John Lennon's Double Fantasy.
- 1987 - U2 opened an American tour in Arizona.
- 1989 - Several thousand people tried to crash the gates at a Pittsburgh Grateful Dead concert, leading to the arrest of 23.
- 1989 - Madonna was removed from being a spokesperson for Pepsi after the Vatican objected to her song Like a Prayer.
- 1994 - A Nirvana and Hole tour was cancelled, possibly (but not confirmed) due to Kurt Cobain's drug addiction.
- 1996 - Paul McCartney said again that there was no interest in reforming the Beatles.
- 1996 - Jerry Garcia's ashes are spread in the Ganges River in India by his widow, Deborah, and Bob Weir.
- 1996 - M.C. Hammer filed for bankruptcy
- 1998 - Dave Navarro left the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- 2000 - Five people are stabbed and another is hit with a marble bench backstage at a DMX/Eve concert in Boston.
- 2000 - Mariah Carey was admitted to a Massachusetts hospital due to dehydration and food poisoning.
- 2007 - Keith Richard's manager told MTV News that his claim of snorting his father's ashes was "in jest."
- 2008 - Morrissey won an apology from Word Magazine for suggesting that he was a racist and hypocrite.
- 2010 - Eric Gunderson (Love & Theft) and Emily Hagar
- 2012 - Josh Farro (Paramore) and Jenna Rice
- 1952 - Harry Belafonte had his first recording session at RCA Victor in New York.
- 1960 - Are You Lonesome Tonight, Fever, It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
- 1991 - Unplugged - Paul McCartney
- 1965 - Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
- 1973 - Beatles 1962-1966 & Beatles 1967-1970 - Beatles (U.K. release)
- 1948 - The Louisiana Hayride (KWKH, Shreveport, LA) (premier) - Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
- 1956 - The Milton Berle Show - Elvis Presley
- 1961 - Make Room For Daddy (CBS) - Paul Anka
- 1968 - Beverly Hillbillies (CBS) - Roy Clark
- 1978 - Cher...Special (ABC) - Rod Stewart
- 1983 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - U2
- 1999 - Happy Hour (USA Network) (premier) - Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa (hosts)
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1961 - Blue Moon - Marcels (3 weeks)
- 1971 - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - Temptations (2 weeks)
- 1976 - Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor (4 weeks)
- 1948 - Down Memory Lane - Vaughan Monroe (6 weeks)
- 1993 - The Bodyguard - Whitney Houston / Soundtrack (1 week, 13 weeks previous)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums
- 1971 - Home Lovin' Man - Andy Williams (2 weeks)
- 1993 - Songs of Faith and Devotion - Depeche Mode (1 weeks)