- 1924 - Brother John Sellers (d. 1999)
- 1931 - Kenny Price (d. 1987)
- 1935 - Ramsey Lewis (81)
- 1935 - Rudy Lewis (Drifters) (d. 1964)
- 1935 - Len Chandler (81)
- 1939 - Don Williams (76)
- 1943 - Cilla Black (d. 2015)
- 1945 - Bruce Cockburn (71)
- 1947 - Marty Kristian (New Seekers) (69)
- 1947 - Peter Knight (Steeleye Span) (69)
- 1948 - Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship) (68)
- 1950 - Dee Dee Bridgewater (66)
- 1957 - Siouxsie Sioux (born Susan Dallion) (Siouxsie & the Banshees) (59)
- 1957 - Eddie Harsch (Black Crowes) (59)
- 1958 - Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz) (58)
- 1966 - Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains) (50)
- 1971 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (TLC) (d. 2002)
- 1975 - Andre 3000 (born Andre Benjamin) (OutKast) (41)
- 1975 - Judakiss (born Jason Phillips) (41)
- 1976 - RJD2 (born Ramble Krohn) (40)
- 1971 - Bob Dunn (western swing, first musician to record an electrically amplified instrument) (63)
- 2004 - Derek Frigo (Enuff Z' Nuff) - Drug overdose (36)
- 2005 - Dave "Curlee" Williams (songwriter, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On) (84)
- 2011 - Gil Scott-Heron (62)
On This Day:
- 1950 - Frank Sinatra made his first TV appearance on NBC's Star Spangled Review.
- 1961 - Johnny Cash appeared on the the NBC series The Deputy.
- 1964 - Screaming Lord Sutch started the pirate radio station "Sutch" in the Thames River.
- 1967 - Columbia and RCA Records increased the list price of albums for the first time in 14 years.
- 1972 - Opryland Park opens in Nashville.
- 1977 - Elvis Costello made his live debut in London.
- 1988 - Van Halen's Monsters of Rock Tour opened in Wisconsin.
- 1989 - Stevie Wonder received the Badge of Solidarity from the Polish Labor Movement.
- 1994 - The Eagles played their first show in 14 years in Burbank, CA.
- 1994 - Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander become the parents of a son, Miles Brockman.
- 1999 - Rod Stewart received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Chrissie Hynde won Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the Ivor Novello Awards.
- 1999 - B.B. King wins multiple prizes at the W.C. Handy Awards.
- 2008 - Paul McCartney received an Honorary Doctor of Music from Yale.
- 2008 - Woolworths in the U.K. announced they would stop selling CD singles.
- 2010 - Dozens of fans were treated for an apparent reaction to bark mulch spread at a Wels, Austria airport for an AC/DC show.
- 1996 - Stephen Stills and Kristen Hathaway
- 1954 - Honey Love - Drifters
- 1957 - That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly & the Crickets (single)
- 1962 - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
- 1975 - Venus and Mars - Paul McCartney
- 1977 - God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols (single)
- 1982 - Fool Hearted Memory - George Strait (his first number 1 single)
- 1989 - The Best of Me - Cliff Richard (his 100th single)
- 2009 - George Strait: Artist of the Decade (CBS) - Sugarland, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jack Ingram, John Rich
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1972 - Oh Girl - Chi-Lites (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1950 - Young Man With a Horn - Doris Day & Harry James (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1961 - Exodus - Earnest Gold/Soundtrack (stereo albums) (1 week)
- 1995 - Cracked Rear View - Hootie & the Blowfish (4 weeks)
- 2006 - Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1955 - Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White) - Eddie Calvert (4 weeks)
- 1965 - Long Live Love - Sandie Shaw (3 weeks)
- 2001 - Do You Really Like It? - DJ Pied Piper (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1967 - More of the Monkees - Monkees (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1999 - Vol II: 1990 - A New Decade - Soul II Soul (3 weeks)
- 1995 - Stanley Road - Paul Weller (1 week)
- 2007 - It Won't Be Soon Very Long - Maroon 5 (2 weeks)