Almanac: June 14, 2016
- 1909 - Burl Ives (d. 1995)
- 1929 - Cy Coleman (d. 2004)
- 1931 - Junior Walker (born Autry Mixon, Jr.) (d. 1995)
- 1936 - Renaldo "Obie" Benson (Four Tops) (d. 2005)
- 1945 - Rod Argent (Zombies, Argent) (71)
- 1947 - Barry Melton (Country Joe & the Fish) (69)
- 1949 - Alan White (Yes) (67)
- 1949 - Jimmy Lea (Slade) (67)
- 1956 - King Diamond (born Kim Petersen) (60)
- 1957 - Chad Cromwell (drummer) (59)
- 1958 - Brian David Willis (Quarterflash) (58)
- 1958 - Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew) (58)
- 1960 - Gary Husband (56)
- 1961 - Boy George (Culture Club) (55)
- 1963 - Chris DeGarmo (Queensrÿche) (53)
- 1966 - Matt Freeman (Rancid) (50)
- 1969 - MC Ren (born Lorenzo Patterson) (N.W.A.) (47)
- 1971 - Billie Myers (45)
- 1984 - Siobhán Donaghy (Sugarbabes) (32)
- 1968 - Ernest Stoneman (75)
- 1969 - Wynonie Harris - Esophageal cancer (53)
- 1986 - Alan Jay Lerner - Lung cancer (67)
- 1989 - Pete de Frietas (Echo & the Bunnymen) - Motorcycle accident (27)
- 1994 - Henry Mancini - Pancreatic cancer (70)
- 1995 - Rory Gallagher - Complications from liver transplant (47)
- 2009 - Bob Bogle (Ventures) - Non-hodgkin's lymphoma (75)
On This Day:
- 1952 - The Dominoes pulled off a rarity by playing Washington in the afternoon and New Orleans in the evening.
- 1953 - Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, TN.
- 1961 - Patsy Cline was hospitalized after a head-on car accident.
- 1970 - Derek and the Dominoes played their first show in London.
- 1970 - Grand Funk Railroad bought a block long billboard in New York to advertise their album Close to Home.
- 1971 - The first Hard Rock Cafe opened in London.
- 1972 - Simon & Garfunkel reunite for one evening in support of presidential candidate George McGovern.
- 1974 - David Bowie launched his Diamond Dog tour in Montreal.
- 1979 - Little Feat broke up, after the death of Lowell George. They would reform in 1987.
- 1979 - The No Nukes concert was held at the Hollywood Bowl with Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Stephen Stills and more.
- 1982 - The Pretenders fired bassist Pete Farndon.
- 1984 - The wax figure of Boy George was unveiled at Madame Tussaud's in London.
- 1984 - Dolly Parton received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- 1986 - Bob Geldof was named an honorary Knight by Queen Elizabeth on her annual Birthday Honors List.
- 1986 - Three concert goers fell from the balcony and were killed at an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Long Beach, CA.
- 1987 - Madonna opened her Who's That Girl Tour in Osaka, Japan.
- 1988 - The Fat Boys sued Miller Beer and Joe Piscopo for the ad that featured "Rappin' Fats" Piscopo.
- 1989 - Carole King received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1995 - Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were interviewed on TV live by Diane Sawyer.
- 1997 - The Verve cancelled a U.K. tour when lead Richard Ashcroft came down with a viral infection.
- 1997 - Five-year-old Hunter Hayes was brought on stage to perform at a Hank Williams, Jr. concert.
- 2001 - Charlie Daniels opened the Charlie Daniels Museum in Nashville.
- 2002 - Brian Harvey of East 17 went to jail for 56 days in London for failing to obey an injunction brought by his former wife.
- 2002 - Mick Jagger was named a Knight during the Queen's Birthday Honors.
- 2005 - Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, was given the National Heritage Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to folk and traditional arts.
- 2006 - Shakira kicked off her Oral Fixation tour in Zaragoza, Spain.
- 2007 - Bob Dylan was given the Spain's Prince of Asturias Arts Award.
- 2008 - Paul McCartney finally played the Ukraine in Kiev.
- 2012 - Ringo Starr's birthplace in Liverpool was saved from destruction, giving local fans the opportunity to, instead, repair the building.
- 2013 - Merle Haggard received an honorary doctorate from California State University, Bakersfield.
- 1995 - John Carter-Cash and Mary Ann Joska
- 1999 - Eminem and Kimberly Anne Scott (1st Marriage)
- 2003 - Josh Turner and Jennifer Ford
- 2008 - Sara Evans and Jay Barker
- 1950 - Honky Tonk Blues - Hank Williams
- 1951 - Rocket 88 - Bill Haley & the Comets
- 1965 - Yesterday - Beatles
- 1965 - Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
- 1965 - Beatles VI - Beatles
- 1965 - Blue Kentucky Girl - Loretta Lynn
- 1968 - Aretha Now - Aretha Franklin
- 1968 - In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
- 1970 - Workingman's Dead - Grateful Dead
- 1971 - Tarkus - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
- 1972 - Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel
- 1974 - Everyone is Everybody Again - Cockney Rebel
- 1975 - Initiation - Todd Rundgren
- 1976 - Chicago X - Chicago
- 1977 - Streisand Superman - Barbra Streisand
- 1980 - Cultösaurus Erectus - Blue Öyster Cult
- 1985 - Boy in the Box - Corey Hart
- 1993 - Mi Tierra - Gloria Estefan
- 1994 - Turn it Upside Down - Spin Doctors
- 1994 - Age Ain't Nothing But a Number - Aaliyah (debut)
- 1994 - Suicidal for Life - Suicidal Tendencies
- 2005 - Never Gone - Backstreet Boys
- 2005 - In Your Honor - Foo Fighters
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Bob Lind, Pinkerton's Assorted Colours
- 1969 - Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Gordon Lightfoot, Joey Scarbury, Carter Family, Statler Brothers
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1941 - Maria Elena - Jimmy Dorsey (1 week)
- 1975 - Sister Golden Hair - America (1 week)
- 1986 - On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald (3 weeks)
- 1997 - I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy and Faith Evans Featuring 112 (11 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1958 - Johnny's Greatest Hits - Johnny Mathis (2 weeks)
- 1980 - Glass Houses - Billy Joel (6 weeks)
- 2003 - How the West Was Won - Led Zeppelin (1 week)
- 2008 - Here I Stand - Usher (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1952 - Have Mercy Baby - Dominoes (10 weeks)
- 1975 - Rockin' Chair - Gwen McCrae (1 week)
- 1986 - Nasty - Janet Jackson (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1947 - It's a Sin - Eddy Arnold (5 weeks)
- 1969 - Running Bear - Sonny James (3 weeks)
- 1975 - When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt (1 week)
- 1986 - Life's Highway - Steve Wariner (1 week)
- 2003 - Beer For My Horses - Toby Keith with Willie Nelson (6 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1969 - The Ballad of John & Yoko - Beatles (3 weeks)
- 1998 - 3 Lions '98 - Baddiel, Skinnger & the Lightning Seeds (3 weeks)
- 2009 - Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) - Pixie Lott (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1980 - Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (2 weeks)
- 1986 - A Kind of Magic - Queen (1 week)
- 1997 - Wu-Tang Forever - Wu-Tank Clan (1 week)
- 1998 - Blue - Simply Red (1 week)
- 2009 - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Aylum - Kasbian (2 weeks)