- 1937 - Chuck Jackson (79)
- 1940 - Thomas Wayne (d. 1971)
- 1941 - George Clinton (75)
- 1941 - Estelle Bennett (Ronettes) (d. 2009)
- 1943 - Bobby Sherman (73)
- 1944 - Rick Davies (Supertramp) (72)
- 1947 - Don Henley (Eagles) (69)
- 1954 - Al Di Meola (62)
- 1956 - Mick Pointer (Marillion) (60)
- 1961 - Keith Sweat (55)
- 1963 - Emily Sailers (Indigo Girls) (53)
- 1964 - Will Calhoun (Living Colour) (52)
- 1967 - Pat Badger (Extreme) (49)
- 1967 - Ryhs Ifans (Super Furry Animals) (49)
- 1971 - Chris Helme (Seahorses) (45)
- 1973 - Rufus Wainwright (43)
- 1973 - Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) (43)
- 1973 - Petey Pablo (born Moses Barrett III) (43)
- 1992 - Selena Gomez (24)
- 1995 - Dave Clark (record promoter) (85)
- 1996 - Robert Collins (Charlatans) - Car crash (33)
- 1999 - Gar Samuelson (Megadeth) - Liver failure (41)
- 2004 - Sacha Distel (singer/guitarist) (71)
- 2004 - Arthur Crier (Chimes, Halos) (69)
- 2005 - Eugene Record (Chi-Lites) - Cancer (64)
- 2006 - Jessie Mae Hemphill - Complications from an ulcer (82)
- 2010 - Margaret Ann Rich (songerwriter, wife of Charlie Rich) (76)
On This Day
- 1961 - Patsy Cline was brought on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in a wheelchair to tell the crowd she would soon be back after a serious car accident.
- 1965 - Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones were fined £5 each after being arrested for urinating against a service station wall.
- 1967 - Vanilla Fudge made their live debut in New York.
- 1969 - Aretha Franklin was arrested for causing a disturbance in Detroit.
- 1972 - Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for drug possession.
- 1977 - Tony Orlando announced he was retiring from performing while performing with Dawn. He had not told anyone of the announcement prior to the show.
- 1979 - The Reverend Richard Pennman (formerly Little Richard) told his congregation about the evils of rock music. "If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody."
- 1984 - Jack Benny Lynn, the oldest son of Loretta Lynn, was killed while trying to cross a river on the family ranch.
- 1992 - Earl Scruggs and Minnie Pearl were awarded the National Medal of the Arts.
- 1996 - A 30-year-old marijuana conviction kept Donovan from starting a tour in the U.S. when authorities wouldn't allow him into the country.
- 1996 - The parents of a murdered girl claim that the three boys who perpetrated the crime were influenced by the lyrics of Slayer. A judge later ruled against them.
- 2005 - John Densmore, drummer from the Doors, won a court case that stopped former bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger from using the name The Doors of the 21st Century.
- 2007 - Ja Rule and Lil Wayne, who performed a concert together in New York, were arrested in separate incidents for carrying illegal firearms.
- 1989 - Courtney Love and James Moreland (Trains)
- 1957 - Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews and the Hearts (single)
- 1963 - Introducing the Beatles - Beatles
- 1965 - The Magnificent Moodies - Moody Blues
- 1966 - Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton - John Mayall
- 1968 - Sweetheart of the Rodeo - Byrds
- 1972 - Join Together - Whos (single)
- 1974 - Fulfillingness First Finale - Stevie Wonder
- 1974 - Machine Gun - Commodores
- 1977 - Going for the One - Yes
- 1977 - My Aim is True - Elvis Costello
- 1987 - Bigger and Deffer - LL Cool J
- 1997 - No Way Out - Puff Daddy (debut)
- 2003 - Evolver - 311
- 2003 - Strays - Jane's Addiction
- 2003 - Moodring - Mya
- 1958 - American Bandstand - Somethin' Smith & the Redheads, Dubs
- 1959 - American Bandstand - Vinny Rome & the Rainbows
- 1963 - American Bandstand - Bobby Vinton (guest host)
- 1965 - Where the Action Is - Junior Walker & the All-Stars, Piccola Pupa, Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott, Paul Revere & the Raiders
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Grass Roots, Ian Whitcomb, Robbs, Keith Allison, Steve Alaimo
- 1967 - American Bandstand - Doors, Bee Gees
- 1972 - American Bandstand - Loggins & Messina, Butch Patrick
- 1978 - American Bandstand - Rick James
- 1989 - American Bandstand - Juice Newton
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1989 - Toy Soldiers - Martika (2 weeks)
- 2000 - Bent - Matchbox 20 (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
- 1950 - South Pacific - Original Cast (1 week (52 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1961 (Mono Albums) - Carnival! - Original Cast (1 week)
- 1961 (Stereo Albums) - Stars of a Summer Night - Various Artists (9 weeks)
- 1989 - Batman - Prince / Soundtrack (6 weeks)
- 1995 - Pocahontas - Soundtrack (1 week)
- 2006 - American V: A Hundred Highways - Johnny Cash (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
- 1967 - Make Me Yours - Bettye Swan (2 weeks)
- 1978 - You and I - Rick James (2 weeks)
- 1989 - Turned Away - Chuckii Booker (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
- 1944 - Straighten Up and Fly Right - The King Cole Trio (1 week (5 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1967 - With One Exception - David Houston (1 week)
- 1972 - It's Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer - Charley Pride (3 weeks)
- 1989 - What's Going On In Your World - George Strait (1 week)
- 1995 - Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain (2 weeks)
- 2006 - The World - Brad Paisley (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
- 1965 - Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds (2 weeks)
- 1989 - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You - Sonia (2 weeks)
- 1990 - Turtle Power - Partners in Kryme (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
- 1989 - A New Flame - Simply Red (2 weeks)
- 1990 - Sleeping With the Past - Elton John (5 weeks)
- 2001 - Survivor - Destiny's Child (2 weeks (2 previous weeks at number 1))
- 2007 - One Chance - Paul Potts (3 weeks)