- 1891 - Cole Porter (d. 1964)
- 1915 - Les Paul (d. 2009)
- 1929 - Johnny Ace (d. 1954)
- 1934 - Jackie Wilson (d. 1984)
- 1934 - Wild Jimmy Spruill (d. 1996)
- 1941 - Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) (d. 2012)
- 1941 - Billy Hatton (Fourmost) (75)
- 1946 - Stuart Edwards (Edison Lighthouse) (70)
- 1947 - Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience) (d. 2008)
- 1949 - George Bunnell (Strawberry Alarm Clock) (67)
- 1949 - Francis Monkman (Curved Air) (67)
- 1950 - Trevor Bolder (Uriah Heep) (d. 2013)
- 1951 - Terry Uttley (Smokie) (65)
- 1953 - Errol Kennedy (Imagination) (63)
- 1954 - Peter Byrne (Naked Eyes) (62)
- 1962 - Eddie Lundon (China Crisis) (54)
- 1967 - Dean Felber (Hootie & the Blowfish) (49)
- 1967 - Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket) (49)
- 1970 - Ed Simmons (Chemical Brothers) (46)
- 1978 - Matt Bellamy (Muse) (38)
- 1980 - James Walsh (Starsailor) (36)
- 1983 - Nicole Francine Aiello (Frankee) (33)
- 1964 - Alton Delmore (Delmore Brothers) (55)
- 1992 - Clarence “Big” Miller (69)
- 1993 - Arthur Alexander - Heart attack (53)
On This Day:
- 1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis took out a full page ad in Billboard explaining his marriage to his 14-year-old cousin.
- 1962 - Tony Bennett made his first appearance at Carnegie Hall.
- 1963 - Fans of the Beatles started throwing jelly beans at them while on-stage after George Harrison makes an off-the-cuff comment on TV about liking them.
- 1967 - The Monkees started their U.S. summer tour at the Hollywood Bowl.
- 1970 - Bob Dylan receives an Honorary Doctorate of music from Princeton.
- 1972 - Bruce Springsteen signed with Columbia Records.
- 1978 - Siouxsie & the Banshees signed with Polydor Records.
- 1984 - Lori Morgan became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1989 - The reformed Doobie Brothers play their first show.
- 1990 - Michael Jackson entered the hospital with what was eventually diagnosed as inflamed cartilage in his rib cage.
- 1992 - Ben Vereen was almost killed when struck by a car driving by David Foster.
- 1993 - The Legends of American Music series of stamps is debuted by the U.S. Postal Service with stamps of Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Elvis Presley and Dinah Washington.
- 1994 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC burned her boyfriend's mansion to the ground after an argument. She eventually received a $10,000 fine and five years probation.
- 1997 - Carl Perkins was operated on for blocked arteries in his neck.
- 1998 - Liam Gallagher (Oasis) and Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) were involved in a fight in London.
- 1998 - The Ronettes appeared in New York Supreme Court in their effort to be paid royalties from 1963 to the present by Phil Spector. They won the case but lost the appeal.
- 1998 - The Spice Girls played their first show without Ginger.
- 2001 - Madonna kicks off her Drowned World Tour, her first in eight years, in Barcelona, Spain.
- 2002 - Mick Jagger was named as a recipient of a knighthood for his services to music.
- 2003 - Former Boyzone member Roman Keating raised $170,000 for cancer research by walking an average of 20 miles per day for 23 days and visiting 610 towns in England along the way.
- 2004 - Britney Spears blew out her knee while filming the video for the song Outrageous.
- 2006 - Robbie Williams started a British Isles tour in Dublin.
- 2007 - George Michael became the first artist to appear at the new Wembley Stadium.
- 1941 - Stoney Cooper and Wilma Lee Leary
- 1991 - Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa
- 2002 - Peter Gabriel and Meah Flynn
- 2008 - Tommy Heath (Tommy Tutone) and Lisa Scholtz
- 1977 - George Harrison and Patti Boyd
- 1964 - Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
- 1993 - Does He Love You - Reba McEntire and Linda Davis
- 1958 - Little Star - Elegants (single)
- 1958 - Lama Rama Ding Dong - Edsels (single)
- 1958 - My Love is a Charm - Shirelles (single)
- 1966 - Lana - Roy Orbison (single)
- 1972 - Earthbound - King Crimson
- 1977 - Monkey Island - J.Geils Band
- 1978 - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne
- 1978 - Octave - Moody Blues
- 1978 - Some Girls - Rolling Stones
- 1983 - London Symphony Orchestra, Volume 1 - Frank Zappa
- 1983 - Plays Live - Peter Gabriel
- 1986 - Invisible Touch - Genesis
- 1987 - Contagious - Y&T
- 1989 - Batdance - Prince (single)
- 1998 - Never Say Never - Brandy
- 1998 - Premonition - John Fogerty
- 2000 - Pass You By - Boyz II Men (first single in three years)
- 2006 - Loose - Nelly Furtado
- 2010 - The E.N.D. - Black Eyed Peas
- 1965 - Shindig - Righteous Brothers, Bettye Lavette, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Clanton, Everly Brothers, Clyde King, Darlene Love, Billy Preston, Picolla Pupa, Sandie Shaw, Bobby Sherman, Vocals, Wellingtons
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Mel Carter, McCoys, Keith Allison
- 1978 - Midnight Special - Elvin Bishop (host), Alessi, Andy Gibb, Nick Lowe, Cory Wells
- 1958 - The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley (6 weeks)
- 1979 - Love You Inside and Out - Bee Gees (1 week)
- 1984 - Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper (2 weeks)
- 1990 - Hold On - Wilson Phillips (1 week)
- 2007 - Umbrella - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z (7 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1951 - Mario Lanza Sings Selections from the Great Caruso - Mario Lanza (10 weeks)
- 1990 - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em - M.C. Hammer (3 weeks)
- 2001 - Break the Cycle - Staind (3 weeks)
- 2007 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long - Maroon 5 (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1951 - Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats (5 weeks)
- 1951 - Chica Boo - Lloyd Glenn (2 weeks)
- 1973 - One of a Kind (Love Affair) - Spinners (4 weeks)
- 1979 - We Are Family - Sister Sledge (1 week)
- 1990 - The Blues - Tony! Toni! Tone! (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1945 - At Mail Call Today - Gene Autrey (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1973 - You Always Come Back (To Hurt Me) - Johnny Rodriguez (1 week)
- 1979 - She Believes in Me - Kenny Rogers (2 weeks)
- 1984 - Someday When Things Are Good - Merle Haggard (1 week)
- 1990 - Love Without End, Amen - George Strait (5 weeks)
- 2001 - Don't Happen Twice - Kenny Chesney (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- No U.K. Singles made it to number one on this day
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1973 - Pure Gold - Various Artists (3 weeks)