- 1886 - Al Jolson (d. 1950)
- 1904 - George Formby (d. 1961)
- 1920 - Peggy Lee (d. 2002)
- 1926 - Miles Davis (d. 1991)
- 1939 - Jaki Liebezeit (Can) (77)
- 1940 - Levon Helm (Band) (d. 2012)
- 1940 - Ray Ennis (Swingin' Bluejeans) (76)
- 1944 - Verden Allen (Mott the Hoople) (72)
- 1945 - Garry Peterson (Guess Who) (71)
- 1946 - Mick Ronson (d. 1993)
- 1948 - Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) (68)
- 1949 - Hank Williams, Jr. (67)
- 1958 - Wayne Hussey (Mission, Sisters of Mercy) (58)
- 1959 - Dave Robinson (BlackHawk) (57)
- 1964 - Lenny Kravitz (52)
- 1967 - Kristen Pfaff (Hole) (d. 1994)
- 1972 - Alan White (Oasis) (44)
- 1975 - Lauryn Hill (Fugees) (41)
- 1976 - Justin Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack) (40)
- 1977 - Mark Hunter (Chimaira) (39)
- 1978 - Jaheim (born Jaheim Hoagland) (38)
- 1981 - Isaac Slade (Fray) (35)
- 1933 - Jimmie Rodgers - Lung hemorrhage (35)
- 1968 - Little Willie John - Heart attack (30)
- 1977 - William Powell (O'Jays) - Cancer (35)
On This Day:
- 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began an eight-day bed-in in Montreal.
- 1974 - Over 1,000 concert goers required first aid during the frenzy at a London David Cassidy concert.
- 1982 - The Rolling Stones started a U.K. and European tour in Aberdeen, Scotland.
- 1990 - David Bowie was sued by his ex-wife for $56 million.
- 1995 - Flavor Flav was sentenced to three months in prison for firing a gun at a neighbor.
- 1996 - A fire at the residence of Eric Clapton caused over $1 million in damage.
- 1999 - The Manic Street Preachers refused to play a show the celebrate the opening of the Wales parliament because of the presence of Queen Elizabeth II.
- 2000 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was jailed for five days after violating his probation by drinking alcohol.
- 2001 - Loretta Lynn opened her Coal Miner's Daughter Museum.
- 2009 - A judge ruled that half of the assets of James Brown would go to a chartable trust, a quarter to his last wife and son and a quarter to his six children. The ruling ended a three-year battle.
- 1994 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
- 2014 - Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship) and Erin Fetherston
- 1964 - As Tears Go By - Marianne Faithfull (with Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass)
- 1966 - Yellow Submarine - Beatles
- 1973 - Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
- 2002 - CMT Crossroads - Elton John, Ryan Adams
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1945 - Sentimental Journey - Les Brown (9 weeks)
- 1962 - Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk (1 week)
- 1973 - Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group (1 week)
- 1984 - Let's Hear It For the Boys - Deniece Williams (2 weeks)
- 2007 - Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin') - T-Pain Featuring Yung Joc (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1973 - 1967-1970 - Beatles (1 week)
- 2007 - Call Me Irresponsible - Michael Buble (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1966 - Paint It Black - Rolling Stones (1 week)
- 1979 - Sunday Girl - Blondie (3 weeks)
- 1996 - Three Lions - Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds (1 week)
- 2002 - Without Me - Eminem (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 2002 - Destination - Ronan Keating (1 week)