- 1898 - Big Bill Broonzy (d. 1958)
- 1909 - Colonel Tom Parker (d. 1997)
- 1914 - Doc Williams (d. 2011)
- 1926 - Kenny Baker (Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys) (d. 2011)
- 1938 - Billy Davis, Jr. (Fifth Dimension) (78)
- 1942 - Larry Taylor (Canned Heat) (74)
- 1943 - Georgie Fame (73)
- 1943 - Jean Knight (73)
- 1950 - Junior Daye (Sweet Sensation) (64)
- 1953 - Ralph Ezell (Shenandoah) (d. 2007)
- 1955 - Mick Jones (Clash) (61)
- 1955 - Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & the Voidoids) (61)
- 1956 - Chris Isaak (60)
- 1957 - Patty Smyth (59)
- 1959 - Stef Burns (Huey Lewis & the News) (57)
- 1961 - Terri Nunn (Berlin) (55)
- 1963 - Harriet Wheeler (Sundays) (53)
- 1969 - Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) (50)
- 1969 - Mark Decloedt (EMF) (50)
- 1970 - Irv Gotti (born Irving Lorenzo, Jr.) (46)
- 1972 - Wayne Wonder (44)
- 1973 - Gretchen Wilson (43)
- 1974 - Jeff Frankenstein (Newsboys) (42)
- 1976 - Paul Phillips (Puddle of Mudd) (40)
- 1979 - Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) (37)
- 1979 - Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) (37)
- 1977 - Lou Reizner (producer) (43)
- 1979 - Vernon Presley (father of Elvis Presley) - Heart attack (63)
- 1997 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Weight-related respiratory illness (38)
- 2006 - Johnny Jenkins - Stroke (67)
On This Day:
- 1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote She Loves You in a hotel in Newcastle, England.
- 1964 - Mike Pinder formed the Moody Blues.
- 1968 - The Beatles opened their Apple Corporation office in London.
- 1973 - Keith Richards and his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg were arrested on drugs and gun charges.
- 1973 - Mick Jagger is slapped with a paternity suit by Marsha Hunt. She eventually loses.
- 1976 - Roxy Music announce a "trial separation."
- 1977 - Elvis Presley did his last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN.
- 1979 - Nigel Olsson (Elton John's band) ran a stop sign and crashed, killing another driver.
- 1986 - James Hetfield of Metalica broke his wrist while skateboarding. John Marshall of Metal Church took over for the rest of their tour on guitar while Hetfield stuck with vocals.
- 1994 - VH1 shoots its first VH1 Honors special with Melissa Etheridge, Michael Bolton, James Taylor, Kenny G and Garth Brooks.
- 1995 - Elton John received the Polar Music Prize in Sweden.
- 1998 - Italian director Stefano Salvati sued Madonna, saying that the concept of her Ray of Light video was stolen from one that he did four years earlier.
- 2000 - Oasis announced that Noel Gallagher had left the group's European tour.
- 2003 - Deep Purple receive hundreds of complaints from fans when they announce their upcoming album will be called Bananas.
- 2004 - Morrissey started his solo comeback tour with five shows at the Apollo Theater in New York.
- 2004 - Willie Nelson taped a special for the USA Network with Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Al Green, Kid Rock, Merle Haggard and Toby Keith.
- 2006 - Producer Dallas Austin was arrested on drug offenses in Dubai. After intervention by Senator Orin Hatch and Lionel Richie, he was able to plead guilty and receive a royal pardon from the Dubai government.
- 2012 - The Stone Roses reunion concert in Manchester, England was marred by hundreds of tickets being sold by websites and never delivered.
- 1982 - Bryan Ferry and Lucy Helmore
- 1982 - Marie Osmond and Steve Craig
- 1984 - Tiny Tim and Miss Jan
- 1993 - Ron Isley and Angela Winbush
- 1974 - Cher and Sonny Bono
- 1984 - The Cowboy Rides Away - George Strait
- 1964 - A Hard Days Night - Beatles
- 1967 - Flowers - Rolling Stones
- 1967 - Absolutely Free - Mothers of Invention
- 1975 - The Basement Tapes - Bob Dylan & the Band
- 1976 - Two for the Show - Trooper
- 1979 - Live Killers - Queen
- 1987 - King's Record Store - Rosanne Cash
- 1989 - Bad English - Bad English
- 1990 - After the Rain - Nelson
- 1990 - Goo - Sonic Youth
- 1992 - Come On, Come On - Mary Chapin Carpenter
- 2007 - The Mix-Up - Beastie Boys
- 2007 - My December - Kelly Clarkson
- 2007 - Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus
- 2006 - ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
- Songwriters of the Year - 50 Cent & Jermaine Dupri
- 1969 - Mama Cass Television Show - Joni Mitchell
- 1982 - Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters - Dolly Parton, John Schneider (final show)
- 2008 - The Daily Show - Coldplay
- 2009 - CMT Crossroads - Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1961 - Quarter to Three - Gary U.S. Bonds (2 weeks)
- 1965 - Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1954 - Glenn Miller Plays Selections from "The Glenn Miller Story" - Glenn Miller (8 weeks (3 previous weeks at number 1))
- 2004 - Contraband - Velvet Revolver (1 week)
- 2010 - Glee: The Music, Journey to the Regionals - Glee Cast (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1961 - Every Beat of My Heart - Pips (1 week)
- 1971 - Don't Knock My Love (Part 1) - Wilson Pickett (1 week)
- 1976 - Something He Can Feel - Aretha Franklin (4 weeks)
- 1982 - Early In the Morning - Gap Band (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1965 - Before You Go - Buck Owens (6 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1953 - I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher (1 week)
- 1976 - You to Me Are Everything - Real Thing (3 weeks)
- 1982 - I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (1 week)
- 2005 - Ghetto Gospel - 2 Pac Featuring Elton John (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1971 - Tarkus - Emerson Lake & Palmer (1 week)
- 1993 - Emergency on Planet Earth - Jamirouquai (3 weeks)