Almanac: June 12, 2016
- 1928 - Vic Damone (88)
- 1930 - Jim Nabors (86)
- 1932 - Charlie Feathers (d. 1998)
- 1937 - Chips Moman (79)
- 1941 - Chick Corea (75)
- 1941 - Roy Harper (75)
- 1941 - Reg Presley (Troggs) (d. 2013)
- 1942 - Len Barry (74)
- 1944 - Maurice Jackson (Independents) (72)
- 1944 - Harold Cowart (John Fred & the Playboy Band) (72)
- 1948 - Barry Bailey (Atlanta Rhythm Section) (68)
- 1948 - Lyn Collins (d. 2005)
- 1949 - John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia) (67)
- 1951 - Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) (65)
- 1951 - Brad Delp (Boston) (d. 2007)
- 1952 - Junior Brown (64)
- 1952 - Pete Farndon (Pretenders) (d. 1983)
- 1953 - Rocky Burnette (63)
- 1958 - Meredith Brooks (58)
- 1959 - John Linnell (There Might Be Giants) (57)
- 1962 - Drew "Grandmaster Dee" Carter (Whodini) (54)
- 1968 - Bobby Sheehan (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
- 1969 - Bardi Martin (Candlebox) (47)
- 1972 - Bounty Killer (born Rodney Price) (44)
- 1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd (39)
- 1979 - Robyn (Robyn Carlsson) (37)
- 1985 - Chris Young (31)
- 1957 - Jimmy Dorsey - Cancer (53)
- 1971 - J.E. Mainer (early country star) (72)
- 1978 - Johnny Bond - Heart attack (63)
- 1989 - Lou Monte (72)
On This Day:
- 1964 - The Beatles see their biggest crowd ever when a reported 250,000 people greeted them in Adelaide, Australia.
- 1965 - The Beatles are made Members of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen.
- 1977 - The Supremes performed together for the last time in London.
- 1982 - A rally for nuclear disarmament in New York's Central Park sees performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary U.S. Bonds.
- 1989 - Graceland expanded with the opening of the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum.
- 1994 - Cab Calloway suffered a stroke at his home in Westchester, NY.
- 1998 - John Fogerty cancels the first night of his new tour in Chicago because it conflicted with the first game of the NBA playoffs between Chicago and Utah.
- 2000 - Bobby Brown was sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale jail for probation violation.
- 2000 - Sinead O'Connor announced that she was a lesbian.
- 2001 - A three mile section of Highway 92 in Hiram, GA is renamed the Travis Tritt Highway.
- 2004 - Terri Clark joined the Grand Ole Opry. She is the first Canadian female vocalist to receive the honor.
- 2005 - Pink Floyd announced that they would reunite for the Live 8 concert in July. It would be their first time playing together on stage since 1981.
- 2006 - Korn cancelled their European tour after Jonathan Davis has to enter the hospital with a blood disorder.
- 2009 - Shania Twain opened up to fans about her split from husband Mutt Lange.
- 2013 - Mumford & Sons' Ted Dwane was taken to a hospital and received surgery for a blood clot on the surface of the brain.
- 1970 - Mick Fleetwood and Jenny Boyd
- 1997 - Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor
- 1935 - Love and Kisses and I'll Chase the Blues Away - Ella Fitzgerald (her first recording session)
- 1973 - Jolene - Dolly Parton
- 1954 - Riot in Cell Block #9 - Robins (single)
- 1954 - Three Coins in a Fountain - Dominoes (single)
- 1954 - Over the Rainbow - Checkers (single)
- 1959 - Chuck Berry on Top - Chuck Berry
- 1959 - Go Go Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
- 1965 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (single)
- 1972 - Sometime in New York City - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
- 1990 - Holy Water - Bad Company
- 1990 - Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey (debut)
- 1990 - I'll Give All My Love to You - Keith Sweat
- 1997 - My Own Prison - Creed (debut)
- 1998 - Here We Go Again/Nessun Dorma - Aretha Franklin (b-side is from her Grammy performance) (single)
- 2001 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - Blink-182
- 2007 - Lost Highway - Bon Jovi
- 2007 - From Nothin' to Somethin' - Fabolous
- 2007 - Big Dog Daddy - Toby Keith
- 2006 - Webby Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award - Prince (for his "visionary use of the internet")
- 1966 - Ed Sullivan - Dave Clark Five
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1943 - Taking a Chance on Love - Benny Goodman (3 weeks)
- 1961 - Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1965 - Back in My Arms Again - Supremes (1 week)
- 1971 - Want Ads - Honey Cone (1 week)
- 1976 - Silly Love Songs - Wings (4 weeks)
- 1999 - If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1954 - Music for Lovers Only - Jackie Gleason (2 weeks (34 previous weeks at number 1))
- 2004 - Under My Skin - Avril Lavinge (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1954 - Shake, Rattle & Roll - Big Joe Turner (3 weeks)
- 1971 - Want Ads - Honey Cone (2 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1976 - I'll Be Good to You - Brothers Johnson (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1954 - (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely - Johnnie & Jack (1 week)
- 1976 - I'll Get Over You - Crystal Gayle (1 week)
- 1982 - For All the Wrong Reasons - Bellamy Brothers (1 week)
- 2010 - The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1976 - The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) - Wurzels (2 weeks)
- 1982 - Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1982 - Complete Madness - Madness (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1993 - No Limits - 2 Unlimited (1 week)
- 2005 - X&Y - Coldplay (4 weeks)