- 1884 - Sara Martin (d. 1955)
- 1913 - Sammy Cahn (d. 1993)
- 1933 - Tommy Hunt (Flamingos) (83)
- 1938 - Don 'Sugarcane' Harris (Don & Dewey, John Mayall, Frank Zappa) (d. 1999)
- 1942 - Paul McCartney (74)
- 1942 - Richard Perry (74)
- 1942 - Carl Radle (d. 1980)
- 1944 - Sandy Posey (72)
- 1952 - Ricky Gazda (Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes) (64)
- 1953 - Jerome Smith (K.C. & the Sunshine Band) (d. 2000)
- 1954 - Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) (62)
- 1961 - Alison Moyet (58)
- 1963 - Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) (53)
- 1969 - Sice Rowbottom (Boo Radleys) (47)
- 1971 - Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) (45)
- 1973 - Gary Stringer (Reef) (43)
- 1975 - Silkk the Shocker (born Vyshonn Miller) (41)
- 1976 - Blake Shelton (40)
- 1989 - Renee Olstead (27)
- 1992 - Peter Allen - AIDS-related throat cancer (48)
- 2007 - Hank Medress (Tokens) - Lung cancer (68)
- 2011 - Clarence Clemons (E-Street Band) - Complications of a Stroke (69)
- 2014 - Johnny Mann - Heart failure (85)
- 1948 - Columbia Records began the mass producing of 33-1/3 LP records.
- 1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first show at the Monterey Pop Festival. Hendrix famously lights his guitar on fire to close the show.
- 1968 - An adaptations of John Lennon's In His Own Write premiers at London's National Theatre.
- 1974 - At a Rare Earth concert, drummer Peter Hoorelbeke was arrested for throwing his drumsticks into the crowd.
- 1975 - Elvis Presley reportedly had a face lift.
- 1977 - Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols were beaten and stabbed outside a London pub.
- 1983 - The band Yello from Switzerland released the first 3D picture disc (glasses included).
- 1984 - Judas Priest are banned for life from playing Madison Square Garden after fans rip out cushions and seats. The group pays for the damages.
- 1984 - Rhinestone with Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone premiers in Nashville.
- 1988 - Depeche Mode play the last night of their world tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA with 80,000 in attendance.
- 1993 - Herb Alpert and Jerry Ross announced they were leaving A&M Records.
- 1995 - The Notorious B.I.G. was arrested on robbery and aggravated assault.
- 1998 - David Cassidy pioneered new record marketing by selling his new album on QVC.
- 2000 - Rapper Nate Dogg was arrested on charges of kidnapping, assault and setting a car on fire. None of the charges stuck.
- 2003 - Simon Fuller became the first manager since Brian Epstein to represent the artists with the top three singles in the U.S. (Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, American Idol Final 10).
- 2004 - Ray Charles funeral held at First AME Church, Los Angles, CA. Performing were Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and B.B. King.
- 2007 - Johnny Rodriguez was arrested for drug possession west of Oklahoma City.
- 2008 - A Los Angeles hotel sued Phil Spector for $100,000 in outstanding bills.
- 2010 - The lyrics for the song A Day in the Life, handwritten by John Lennon, sold at auction for $1.2 million.
- 2011 - Tim McGraw stopped a performance in George, WA to personally eject a male fan who was abusing a female.
- 1915 - A.P. Carter and Sara Dougherty (2/3 of the Carter Family)
- 2006 - Rivers Cuomo and Kyoko Ito
- 2012 - Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge
- 1941 - You Are My Sunshine - Gene Autrey
- 1969 - I Want to Walk You Home - Fats Domino
- 1972 - Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden - Elvis Presley
- 1973 - The Smoker You Drink, The You Get - Joe Cocker
- 1982 - Beat - King Crimson
- 1984 - Camouflage - Rod Stewart
- 1984 - From Here to Eternity - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
- 1984 - Goodbye Cruel World - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
- 1985 - Dare to Be Square - Weird Al Yankovic
- 1988 - Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
- 1996 - Odelay - Beck
- 1996 - Secrets - Tony Braxton
- 1976 - Midnight Special - Seals & Crofts (host), Freddy Fender, Thelma Houston, Billy Joel, Eddie Kendricks, Tanya Tucker
- 1976 - Eve of Wedding of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath - Swedish TV Special - ABBA performs Dancing Queen in public for the first time.
- 2010 - CMT Crossroads - Keith Urban and John Mayer
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1977 - Dreams - Fleetwood Mac (1 week)
- 1988 - Together Forever - Rick Astley (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1994 - Ill Communication - Beastie Boys (1 week)
- 2005 - The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1955 - Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler (1 week)
- 1966 - Hold On! I'm a Comin' - Sam & Dave (1 week)
- 1977 - Break It To Me Gently - Aretha Franklin (1 week)
- 1988 - One More Try - George Michael (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1949 - One Kiss Too Many - Eddy Arnold (3 weeks*)
- 1955 - Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young - Faron Young (3 weeks)
- 1966 - Take Good Care of Her - Sonny James (2 weeks)
- 1983 - You Can't Run From Love - Eddie Rabbitt (1 week)
- 1994 - Wink - Neal McCoy (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1977 - Lucille - Kenny Rogers (1 week)
- 1988 - Doctorin' the Tardis - Timelords (1 week)
- 2000 - You See the Troubles With Me - Black Legend (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1977 - The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl - Beatles (1 week)
- 1994 - Real Things - 2 Unlimited (1 week)
- 2000 - 7 - S Club 7 (1 week)
- 2006 - Under the Iron Sea - Keane (2 weeks)