- 1910 - T-Bone Walker (d. 1975)
- 1912 - Dave Barbour (d. 1965)
- 1917 - Papa John Creach (d. 1994)
- 1931 - Sonny Burgess (85)
- 1938 - Prince Buster (born Cecil Campbell) (78)
- 1944 - Gladys Knight (72)
- 1944 - Billy Vera (72)
- 1944 - Gary Stewart (d. 2003)
- 1945 - John Fogerty (71)
- 1947 - Leland Sklar (69)
- 1948 - Ray Laidlaw (Lindisfarne) (68)
- 1949 - Wendy O. Williams (Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
- 1955 - John McGeoch (Magazine, Siouxsie &; the Banshees, Public Image Ltd) (d. 2004)
- 1956 - Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss & Union Station) (60)
- 1959 - Steve Strange (Visage) (57)
- 1961 - Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals) (55)
- 1964 - Phil Vassar (52)
- 1968 - Kylie Minogue (48)
- 1970 - Jimi Goodwin (Doves) (46)
- 1980 - Mark Feehily (Westlife) (36)
- 1981 - Adam Green (Moldy Peaches) (35)
- 1984 - Olly Murs (32)
- 1985 - Colbie Caillat (31)
- 1985 - Roy Plomley (creator of the BBC's Desert Island Discs program) - Pleurisy (71)
- 2010 - Slim Bryant (born Thomas Bryant) (last surviving person who recorded with Jimmie Rodgers) (101)
On This Day:
- 1954 - Apollo Records formed their subsidiary, Lloyds. The first artist signed were the Larks.
- 1957 - NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) was formed.
- 1966 - The Beatles spent the day with Bob Dylan in London.
- 1969 - Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull were arrested for marijuana possession.
- 1973 - Ronnie Lane left the Faces to form Slim Chance.
- 1976 - The Allman Brothers broke up after Gregg Allman testified against their road manager who was on trial.
- 1977 - Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers played together for the first time.
- 1977 - Bruce Springsteen settled his case with former manager Mike Appel, allowing him to once again record.
- 1982 - A Vietnam veterans benefit concert was held in San Francisco, produced by Bill Graham, with the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Starship and Country Joe McDonald.
- 1983 - The Us Festival started in California. Over the three days, there would be shows by U2, the Clash, David Bowie, the Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson and many more.
- 1983 - Weird Al Yankovic quit his job as a mail clerk to pursue music full time.
- 1990 - Mitch Mitchell sued Britain's Private Eye magazine over defamatory statements.
- 1996 - Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode was taken to Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles with an apparent drug overdose. He was arrested for cocaine and heroin possession.
- 1998 - Candle in the Wind '97 by Elton John and Bernie Taupin wins Best Selling U.K. Single and International Hit of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards.
- 1999 - Brad Paisley debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
- 2003 - Paul McCartney announced that he and Heather Mills were expecting.
- 2007 - The Police began their reunion tour in Vancouver.
- 2009 - Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode had surgery for bladder cancer, forcing the cancellation of a number of shows on their world tour.
- 2012 - The restored version of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine was released.
- 1967 - Barbara Mandrell and Ken Dudney
- 1988 - Steven Tyler and Teresa Barrick
- 1966 - River Deep, Mountain High - Ike & Tina Turner (single)
- 1977 - Baracuda - Heart (single)
- 1996 - High Lonesome Sound - Vince Gill
- 1986 - Dick Clark's America Picks the Number 1 Songs
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1966 - When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge (2 weeks)
- 1983 - Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara (6 weeks)
- 1988 - One More Try - George Michael (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1955 - The Crazy Otto - Crazy Otto (2 weeks)
- 1960 - Sold Out - Kingston Trio (stereo albums) (9 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1960 - Sold Out - Kingston Trio (mono albums) (1 week)
- 1966 - What Now My Love - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (8 weeks)
- 2005 - Stand Up - Dave Matthews Band (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1964 - You're My World (Il Mio Mondo) - Cilla Black (4 weeks)
- 1983 - Candy Girl - New Edition (1 week)
- 2000 - It Feels So Good - Sonique (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1988 - Tango in the Night - Fleetwood Mac (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1994 - I Say I Say I Say - Erasure (1 week)