- 1909 - Benny Goodman (d. 1986)
- 1926 - Johnny Gimble (d. 2015)
- 1944 - Lenny Davidson (Dave Clark Five) (72)
- 1955 - Topper Headon (Clash) (61)
- 1958 - Marie Fredriksson (Roxette) (58)
- 1960 - Stephen Duffy (Duran Duran) (56)
- 1964 - Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) (52)
- 1964 - Wynonna Judd (52)
- 1966 - Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) (50)
- 1967 - Sven Pipien (Black Crowes) (49)
- 1967 - Tim Burgess (Charlatans) (49)
- 1971 - Patrick Dahlheimer (Live) (45)
- 1974 - Cee Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley) (42)
- 1974 - Big L (born Lamont Coleman) (d. 1999)
- 1981 - Devendra Banhart (35)
- 1981 - Remy Ma (born Reminsce Smith) (35)
- 1980 - Carl Radle (Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Derek & the Dominoes) - Kidney failure (38)
- 1993 - Sun Ra - Pneumonia (79)
- 1996 - John Kahn (Jerry Garcia) - Heroin overdose (48)
- 1997 - West Arkeen (Guns N' Roses) - Drug overdose (36)
- 2000 - Tex Beneke - Respiratory failure (86)
- 2003 - Mickie Most (producer of Herman's Hermits, Animals, Donovan, Jeff Beck Group) - Mesothelioma (64)
On This Day:
- 1962 - Benny Goodman & his band were the first jazz group to play the Soviet Union.
- 1966 - The Jefferson Airplane performed a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Legal Organization.
- 1972 - Roxy Music plays their first live show in Lincolnshire, England.
- 1974 - Bernadette Whelan, a 14-year-old fan of David Cassidy, died four-days after being in the crush of over 1,000 fans at one of his shows.
- 1987 - Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys was arrested on suspicion of throwing a beer can that hit a fan in the face.
- 1987 - David Bowie started his Glass Spiders Tour in Rotterdam, Holland.
- 1990 - Midnight Oil played a concert in front of Exxon's New York office in protest of the Valdez oil spill.
- 1991 - Morrissey played the first show of his debut solo U.S. tour in San Diego, CA.
- 1997 - Neil Young slices his finger while cutting a sandwich, causing a European tour to be postponed.
- 1999 - A Kenny Rogers concert at London's Royal Albert Hall is interrupted when a bomb threat causes the venue to be cleared.
- 1999 - Lenny Kravitz ended a show after 40 minutes after collapsing from heat exhaustion. He had been wearing a fur coat on stage.
- 2000 - Oasis played their first show without departed guitarist Noel Gallagher.
- 2003 - Chester Bennington of Linkin Park enters a Los Angeles hospital for severe back and abdominal pain.
- 2002 - Diana Ross voluntarily entered the Promises rehabilitation facility to work out some "personal problems" before beginning a tour.
- 2004 - Madonna was ordered to pay almost $500,000 in damages for copying photos by Guy Burton in her video for Hollywood.
- 2005 - Coldplay's new album leaked to the internet a week before its U.S. and U.K. release despite large amounts of precautions.
- 2007 - The White Stripes album Icky Thump was played on a Chicago radio station in advance of its street date.
- 2007 - Britney Spears admitted on her website that she hit "rock bottom" when her husband, Kevin Federline, left her.
- 2009 - Ozzy Osbourne sued Tony Iommi over royalty payments, saying that Iommi's ownership of the band name stopped royalties from properly flowing through to him.
- 2009 - Steve Martin made his Grand Ole Opry debut. Vince Gill, Randy Scruggs, John McEuen and Stuart Duncan backed him up.
- 2013 - The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville opened.
- 1966 - Dolly Parton and Carl Dean
- 1982 - Deborah Allen and Rafe Van Hoy
- 1992 - Paul Simon and Edie Brickell
- 2008 - Simon Fuller and Natalie Swanston
- 1968 - The Beatles (White Album) - Beatles (first day of recording)
- 1978 - In Through the Out Door - Led Zeppelin (first day of recording)
- 1953 - These Foolish Things - Five Keys (single)
- 1953 - You Are My Only Love - Cardinals (single)
- 1989 - On Our Own - Bobby Brown (single)
- 1975 - Midnight Special (NBC) - Joan Baez hosts with guests Hoyt Axton, Hampton Hawes, Kool & the Gang
- 1980 - Midnight Special (NBC) - Temptations host with guests Firefall, Robbie Dupree, Jim Photoglo
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1964 - Love Me Do - Beatles (1 week)
- 1970 - Everything is Beautiful - Ray Stevens (2 weeks)
- 1998 - Too Close - Next (1 week (4 previous weeks at number 1))
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1953 - Music For Lovers Only - Jackie Gleason (1 week)
- 1959 (Stereo Albums) - South Pacific - Soundtrack (3 weeks)
- 1992 - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion - Black Crowes (1 week)
- 2009 - 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day (1 week)
Number One - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1952 - I'm Mad - Willie Mabon & His Combo (2 weeks)
- 1981 - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me - Chaka Khan (2 weeks)
- 1987 - Head to Toe - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (2 weeks)
- 1992 - Come and Talk With Me - Jodeci (2 weeks)
- 2009 - Birthday Sex - Jeremiah (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1981 - Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys (2 weeks)
- 1987 - It Takes a Little Rain (to Make Love Grow) - Oak Ridge Boys (1 week)
- 1992 - Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus (5 weeks)
- 2010 - Dirtee Disco - Dizzee Rascal (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1992 - Michael Ball - Michael Ball (1 week)
- 2004 - Under My Skin - Avril Lavigne (1 week)
- 2010 - Immersion - Pendulum (1 week)