Almanac: July 19, 2016
- 1925 - Sue Thompson (91)
- 1931 - Papa Dee Allen (War) (d. 1988)
- 1932 - Buster Benton (d. 1996)
- 1937 - George Hamilton IV (d. 2014)
- 1941 - Vicki Carr (75)
- 1944 - George Frayne (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen) (72)
- 1946 - Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) (70)
- 1947 - Brian May (Queen) (69)
- 1947 - Bernie Leadon (Eagles, Dillard & Clark, Flying Burrito Brothers) (69)
- 1948 - Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) (d. 1980)
- 1950 - Freddy Moore (66)
- 1952 - Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1990)
- 1960 - Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus) (56)
- 1968 - Robb Flynn (Machine Head) (48)
- 1968 - Ged Lynch (Black Grape) (48)
- 1971 - Urs Bühler (Il Divo) (45)
- 1973 - Martin Powell (Cradle of Filth) (43)
- 1976 - Eric Prydz (40)
- 1979 - Michelle Heaton (Liberty X) (37)
- 1981 - Didz Hammond (David Hammond) (Dirty Pretty Things) (35)
- 1975 - Left Frizzell - Stroke (47)
- 2001 - Judy Clay - Car accident (62)
- 2002 - Alan Lomax (87)
- 1958 - Manager George Treadwell fired all of the members of the Drifters and replaced them with Ben E. King and the Five Crowns.
- 1969 - Spencer Davis disbands the Spencer Davis Group.
- 1972 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested in Warwick, RI after fighting a photographer.
- 1974 - David Bowie completed his Diamond Dogs tour.
- 1976 - Deep Purple broke up.
- 1978 - The Dead Kennedys play their first concert in San Francisco, CA.
- 1980 - David Bowie opened in the play The Elephant Man in Denver, CO.
- 1981 - In Odessa, TX, it was Roy Orbison Day.
- 1983 - Simon & Garfunkel started a summer tour in Akron, OH.
- 1987 - Bruce Springsteen performed behind the iron curtain for the first time in East Berlin, Germany.
- 1989 - James Brown was moved to a medium security prison after $40,000 was found in his jail cell.
- 1990 - Vicki Carr sang at the opening of the Nixon Library for four presidents, all of which she had previously sung for while they were in the White House.
- 1991 - Steven Adler filed a suit against Guns N' Roses claiming he was fraudulently removed from the group and, during his time with them, they introduced him to hard drugs.
- 1991 - The breaks failed on Dotty West's car, causing her to hit a wall. She sustained only minor injuries.
- 1995 - Dr. George Nichopolous, who became famous for his liberal dispensing of drugs to Elvis Presley, finally loses his medical license.
- 1996 - The Spice Girls debuted on Top of the Pops.
- 1999 - Weird Al Yankovic starts his Running With Scissors tour in Green Bay, WI.
- 2002 - It's Solomon Burke Day in Philadelphia, PA.
- 2003 - Jermaine Jackson told the press that Michael Jackson would reunite with his brothers for an album and tour.
- 2010 - Ozzy Osborne and Tony Iommi finally settled their dispute over the ownership of the name Black Sabbath.
- 1966 - Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow
- 1971 - Roger Daltrey (Who) and Heather Taylor
- 2014 - Adam Levine (Maroon 5) and Behati Prinsloo
- 1949 - Harry Belafonte has his first recording session at Capitol Studios.
- 1954 - That's All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley (debut on Sun Records)
- 1975 - Dance With Me - Orleans (single)
- 1977 - Moody Blue - Elvis Presley
- 1982 - Donna Summer - Donna Summer
- 1994 - Portrait of an American Family - Marilyn Manson (debut)
- 1999 - Long Tall Weekend - They Might Be Giants (mp3 release only)
Gold & Platinum
- 1980 - It's Still Rock & Roll to Me - Billy Joel
- 1957 - Alan Freed's The Big Beat - Chuck Berry, Andy Williams, Frankie Lymon, Bobby Darin
- 1960 - American Bandstand - Bryan Hyland
- 1961 - American Bandstand - Al Martino, Edsels
- 1962 - American Bandstand - Duane Eddy
- 1965 - Where the Action Is - Sir Douglas Quintet, Jackie & Gayle, Linda Scott, Steve Alaimo, Paul Revere & the Raiders
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Percy Sledge, Knickerbockers, Tina Mason
- 1969 - American Bandstand - Andy Kim, Peppermint Rainbow
- 1969 - Johnny Cash - Ed Ames, Roy Clark, Monkees, Joni Mitchell
- 1974 - Midnight Special - Helen Reddy (host), Peter Allen, Brownsville Station, Janis Ian, Dave Loggins, Paul Williams
- 1975 - American Bandstand - Melissa Manchester, Bazuka
- 1980 - American Bandstand - Temptations
- 1986 - American Bandstand - Bananarama
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1947 - Peg o' My Heart - Harmonicats (3 weeks)
- 1975 - Listen to What the Man Said - Wings (1 week)
- 1980 - It's Still Rock and Roll To Me - Billy Joel (2 weeks)
- 1986 - Invisible Touch - Genesis (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
- 1958 - The Music Man - Original Cast (1 week (11 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1975 - Venus and Mars - Wings (1 week)
- 1986 - Winner in You - Patti LaBelle (1 week)
- 1997 - The Fat of the Land - Prodigy (1 week)
- 2003 - Chapter II - Ashanti (2 weeks)
- 2008 - Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne (2 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
- 1969 - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (2 weeks)
- 1975 - Fight the Power (Part 1) - Isley Brothers (3 weeks)
- 1986 - Rumors - Timex Social Club (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
- 1947 - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams (15 weeks)
- 1952 - Are You Teasing Me - Carl Smith (1 week)
- 1969 - I Love You More Today - Conway Twitty (1 week)
- 1975 - Touch a Hand - Conway Twitty (2 weeks)
- 1980 - True Love Ways - Mickey Gilley (1 week)
- 1986 - Until I Met You - Judy Rodman (1 week)
- 1997 - Carrying Your Love With Me - George Strait (4 weeks)
- 2008 - Home - Blake Shelton (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
- 1967 - All You Need is Love - Beatles (3 weeks)
- 1975 - Give a Little Love - Bay City Rollers (3 weeks)
- 1998 - Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai (1 week)
- 2009 - Beat Again - JLS (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
- 1975 - Venus and Mars - Wings (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1980 - The Game - Queen (2 weeks)
- 1992 - Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys (1 week)