Almanac: June 30, 2016
- 1917 - Lena Horne (d. 2010)
- 1939 - Tony Hatch (composer) (77)
- 1940 - Larry Hall (d. 1997)
- 1943 - Florence Ballard (Supremes) (d. 1976)
- 1944 - Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) (72)
- 1946 - Billy Brown (Ray, Goodman & Brown) (70)
- 1949 - Andy Scott (Sweet) (67)
- 1951 - Stanley Clarke (65)
- 1953 - Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) (63)
- 1954 - Bryn Burrows (Fabulous Poodles) (62)
- 1956 - Adrian Wright (Human League) (60)
- 1956 - Ronald Winans (Winans) (60)
- 1957 - Doug Sampson (Iron Maiden) (59)
- 1962 - Julianne Regan (All About Eve) (54)
- 1963 - Yngwie J. Malmsteen (53)
- 1963 - Dwayne O'Brien (Little Texas) (53)
- 1968 - Phil Anselmo (Pantera) (48)
- 1969 - Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) (47)
- 1979 - Andrew Burrows (Razorlight) (37)
- 1980 - Lee Brice (36)
- 1981 - Andy Knowles (Franz Ferdinand) (35)
- 1983 - Cheryl Cole (Girls Aloud) (33)
- 1983 - Patrick Wolf (33)
- 1983 - Anton Gordon (One True Voice) (33)
- 1984 - Fantasia Barrino (32)
- 1954 - R. W. Blackwood & Bill Lyles (Blackwood Brothers) - Plane Crash
- 1995 - Phyllis Hyman - Suicide (45)
- 2001 - Chet Atkins - Colon cancer (77)
- 2001 - Joe Henderson - Heart failure and emphysema (64)
- 2003 - Sam Phillips (80)
On This Day:
- 1922 - A.C. "Eck" Robertson became the first fiddler and country musician to record. He set down eight tracks for the Victor Talking Machine Company.
- 1939 - Frank Sinatra made his first appearance with Harry James.
- 1948 - The use of transistors to replace tubes is announced by Bell Labs, making the Transistor Radio possible.
- 1975 - The Jackson Five announced they were leaving Motown Records for Epic. Motown didn't allow them to take their name so they changed to the Jacksons.
- 1976 - Neil Diamond's home was raided by police looking for drugs; however, less than an ounce of marijuana was found.
- 1976 - An ad placed by Stuart Goddard in Britain's Melody Maker looking for a musical partner was answered by Andy Warren. Goddard changed his name to Adam Ant and the Ants were born.
- 1977 - Marvel comics published a KISS comic book.
- 1982 - Lena Horne's one-woman Broadway show closes after 333 performances.
- 1983 - The Everly Brothers announced their reunion.
- 1989 - Six people were injured in the crush of a Bobby Brown appearance at a record store in London.
- 1989 - The Beatles sued Dave Clark to stop him from selling a recording of the show Ready Steady Go that featured the group.
- 1993 - Kenny Chesney signed with Capricorn Records, his first recording contract.
- 1994 - Pearl Jam members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament testified in front of congress over rising concert ticket prices and the involvement of Ticketmaster.
- 1995 - Garth Brooks received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1996 - Neil Young premiered his album Broken Arrow over the internet two days before its release.
- 1998 - The year's Warped Tour opened in Phoenix, including the Specials and Bad Religion.
- 1998 - Ol' Dirty Bastard is shot in the back during an attempted robbery although the wound is not deemed serious.
- 1999 - Eric Clapton played a benefit at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads Center with guests Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob Dylan.
- 2000 - Nine people were killed during Pearl Jam's set at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
- 2001 - Al Jardine sued the rest of the Beach Boys for $4 million, saying that he had been frozen out of the group. He lost the case two years later.
- 2004 - Dave Davies of the Kinks was left paralyzed on his right side after suffering a stroke.
- 2004 - Pete Doherty was fired from the Libertines because of his addictions.
- 2004 - Gloria Estefan announced she was retiring from the road after her Live and Re-Wrapped Tour.
- 2004 - David Bowie cancelled all further dates on his Reality tour because of a pinched nerve in his shoulder.
- 2005 - Nick Carter of the Back Street Boys was fined $1,200 for a DUI and put on probation for three-years.
- 2007 - R.E.M. started a five-night run in Dublin that was billed as a "working rehearsal" for their album Accelerate.
- 1975 - Cher and Gregg Allman
- 2008 - Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling
- 1998 - Vince Gill and Janice Gill (Sweethearts of the Rodeo)
- 2006 - Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey (98 Degrees)
- 1953 - Crying in the Chapel - Orioles
- 1966 - You Keep Me Hanging On - Supremes
- 1971 - Stephen Stills 2 - Stephen Stills
- 1973 - Fresh - Sly & the Family Stone
- 1977 - Love Gun - Kiss
- 1978 - Love You More - Buzzcocks (single, second shortest single ever at 1:29)
- 1980 - The Game - Queen
- 1980 - Real People - Chic
- 1981 - Breakin' Away - Al Jarreau
- 1986 - The Seer - Big Country
- 1986 - True Blue - Madonna
- 1986 - Back in the High Life - Steve Winwood
- 1987 - La Bamba - Los Lobos / Soundtrack
- 1987 - Life - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
- 1992 - Dry - P.J. Harvey
- 1992 - Come On Come On - Mary Chapin Carpenter
- 1992 - The Art of Rebellion - Suicidal Tendencies
- 1998 - Behind the Front - Black Eyed Peas (debut)
- 1998 - System of a Down - System of a Down (debut)
- 1998 - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
- 1965 - Shindig - Jerry Lee Lewis, Chad & Jeremy, Jackie Wilson, Righteous Brothers, Blossoms, Glen Campbell, Donna Loren, Bobby Sherman, Shindogs
- 1965 - Where the Action Is - Jackie DeShannon, Eddie Hodges, Velvelettes
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Neil Diamond, Cryin' Shames, Tina Mason
- 1978 - Midnight Special - Martin Mull (host), Flo & Eddie, Mink De Ville, Robert Palmer, Jethro Tull
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1973 - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) - George Harrison (1 week)
- 1979 - Ring My Bell - Anita Ward (2 weeks)
- 1990 - Step by Step - New Kids on the Block (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1945 - Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (5 weeks (2 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1984 - Sports - Huey Lewis & the News (1 week)
- 2001 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - Blink-182 (1 week)
- 2007 - Big Dog Daddy - Toby Keith (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1951 - Sixty Minute Man - Dominoes (14 weeks)
- 1984 - When Doves Cry - Prince (8 weeks)
- 1990 - All I Do Is Think of You - Troop (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1945 - At Mail Call Today - Gene Autrey (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1962 - Wolverton Mountain - Claude King (9 weeks)
- 1973 - Don't Fight the Feelings of Love - Charley Pride (1 week)
- 1979 - Amanda - Waylon Jennings (3 weeks)
- 1984 - I Can Tell By the Way You Dance (You're Gonna Love Me Tonight) - Vern Gosdin (1 week)
- 2007 - Ticks - Brad Paisley (1 week)
- No singles made it to number 1 on June 30.
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1973 - Skweeze Me Pleeze Me - Slade (3 weeks)
- 1979 - Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army (4 weeks)
- 1996 - Three Lions - Baddiel, Skinner & the Lighting Seeds (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1973 - That'll Be the Day - Original Soundtrack (7 weeks)