- 1933 - Jumpin' Gene Simmons (d. 2006)
- 1939 - Mavis Staples (77)
- 1941 - Ian Whitcomb (75)
- 1942 - Ronnie James Dio (d. 2010)
- 1943 - Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) (73)
- 1944 - John "Beaky" Dymond (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich) (72)
- 1947 - Arlo Guthrie (69)
- 1949 - Greg Kihn (67)
- 1949 - Dave Smally (Raspberries) (67)
- 1949 - John Whitehead (McFadden & Whitehead) (d. 2004)
- 1950 - Willie Ford (Dramatics) (66)
- 1951 - Cheryl Wheeler (65)
- 1952 - Kim Mitchell (64)
- 1953 - Rik Emmett (Triumph) (63)
- 1954 - Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) (62)
- 1955 - Stan Munsey (Shenandoah) (60)
- 1958 - Béla Fleck (58)
- 1959 - Sandy West (Runaways) (d. 2006)
- 1960 - Martyn P Casey (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Grinderman) (56)
- 1960 - Shaw Wilson (BR5-49) (56)
- 1962 - Christopher "Kid" Martin (Kid 'n Play) (54)
- 1965 - Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros) (51)
- 1965 - Ken Mellons (51)
- 1970 - Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) (46)
- 1970 - Jason Orange (Take That) (46)
- 1974 - Imelda May (42)
- 1976 - Elijah Blue Allman (40)
- 1978 - Jesse Lacey (Brand New) (38)
- 1980 - Jessica Simpson (36)
- 1980 - Joshua Scott Jones (Steel Magnolia) (36)
- 1979 - Arthur Fiedler (Boston Pops) (84)
- 1987 - John Hammond (producer and executive) - Series of strokes (76)
- 1900 - His Master's Voice is registered at the U.S. Patent Office by the Victor Recording Company (later RCA).
- 1952 - Howlin' Wolf recorded his last five tracks with Sam Phillips.
- 1964 - 200,000 people turned out for the Beatles at the Liverpool premier of A Hard Day's Night.
- 1965 - Roy Acuff was seriously injured in a car accident.
- 1968 - Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break up at the end of their current tour.
- 1968 - The Nice were banned from London's Royal Albert Hall after they burned an American flag on stage.
- 1969 - The funeral of Brian Jones was held in Cheltenham, England. Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts represented the Rolling Stones at the ceremony.
- 1978 - Bill Wyman was knocked out when he fell off the stage during a Rolling Stones concert in St. Paul, MN.
- 1979 - Chuck Berry was sentenced to five months in jail after being found guilty of tax evasion.
- 1981 - Jerry Lee Lewis hand emergency surgery on his stomach.
- 1984 - Huey Lewis & the News sang the national anthem at the Major League All-Star Game.
- 1984 - Ricky Martin joins Menudo.
- 1986 - Jerry Garcia was in a diabetic coma.
- 1989 - The Monkees received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1989 - Gene Pitney, B.J. Thomas and the Shirelles sued Gusto Records for back royalties. They would win ten months later.
- 2000 - Diana Ross cancels her tour with a reformed version of the Supremes.
- 2002 - Dolly Parton started her first tour in ten years in New York.
- 2002 - Fat Joe turned himself in for a May 12 incident at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York. He is booked on assault charges.
- 2013 - Randy Travis had emergency brain surgery for a stroke.
- 1993 - Bob Seger and Juanita Doricott
- 1994 - Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Debbie Leavitt
- 1997 - Chrissie Hynde and Lucho Brieva
- 2010 - Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
- 1952 - Hank Williams and Audrey Williams (second divorce)
- 1975 - Cher and Gregg Allman (filed)
- 1998 - Sheena Easton and Timothy Delarm (filed)
- 2002 - Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli (announced they had separated 10 months earlier)
- 1958 - Devoted to You - Everly Brothers
- 1967 - Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
- 1970 - Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash
- 1974 - Live - David Bowie (recorded over five shows at The Tower Theater in Philadelphia)
- 1964 - A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
- 1965 - In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (single)
- 1971 - Liar - Three Dog Night (single)
- 1972 - Son of Schmilsson - Harry Nilsson
- 1972 - Chicago V - Chicago
- 1979 - Low Budget - Kinks
- 1985 - Poplife - Prince (single)
- 1990 - Flesh and Blood - Poison
- 2000 - Parachute - Coldplay (U.K. release)
- 2001 - Skin - Melissa Etheridge
- 1961 - American Bandstand - Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Eddie Rambeau
- 1963 - American Bandstand - Link Wray & His Ray Men
- 1965 - American Bandstand - Lenny Welch, Ian Whitcomb
- 1971 - American Bandstand - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
- 1975 - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Premier)
- 1976 - American Bandstand - Vicki Sue Robinson, Lockers, Martin Mull
- 1982 - American Bandstand - Paul Davis
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1961 - Tossin' & Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (7 weeks)
- 1965 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (4 weeks)
- 1976 - Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band (2 weeks)
- 1993 - Weak - SWV (2 weeks)
- 2004 - I Believe - Fantasia (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
- 1965 - Beatles VI - Beatles (6 weeks)
- 1999 - Significant Other - Limp Bizkit (3 week)
- 2004 - Kiss of Death - Jadakiss (1 week)
- 2010 - Recovery - Eminem (5 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
- 1946 - Stone Cold Dead in the Market - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (5 weeks)
- 1948 - Long Gone (Parts I & II) - Sonny Thompson (3 weeks)
- 1948 - Run Joe - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (2 weeks)
- 1954 - Honey Love - The Drifters Featuring Clyde McPhatter (8 weeks)
- 1982 - Early in the Morning - Gap Band (2 weeks)
- 1999 - Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child (9 weeks)
- 2004 - Confessions Part II - Usher (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
- 1948 - Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold (11 weeks (4 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1961 - Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells (4 weeks)
- 1976 - The Door is Always Open - Dave & Sugar (1 week)
- 1982 - Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby - Janie Frickie (1 week)
- 1993 - Money in the Bank - John Anderson (1 week)
- 2004 - Whiskey Girl - Toby Keith (1 week)
- 2010 - Water - Brad Paisley (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
- No U.K. Singles reached number 1 on July 10.
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
- 1976 - A Night on the Town - Rod Stewart (2 weeks)
- 2005 - Back to Bedlam - James Blunt (8 weeks)