- 1936 - Max D. Barnes (country songwriter) (d. 2004)
- 1941 - Barbara Love (Friends of Distinction) (75)
- 1942 - Heinz Burt (Tornadoes) (d. 2000)
- 1944 - Jim Armstrong (Them) (72)
- 1946 - Alan Whitehead (Marmalade) (70)
- 1947 - Chris Townson (John's Children) (69)
- 1951 - Lynval Golding (Specials) (68)
- 1957 - Larry Gott (James) (59)
- 1957 - Robbie Grey (Modern English) (59)
- 1957 - Pam Tillis (59)
- 1958 - Mick Karn (Japan) (d. 2011)
- 1961 - Paul Geary (Extreme) (55)
- 1969 - Jennifer Lopez (47)
- 1973 - Ladybug Mecca (born Mary Ann Vieira) (Digable Planets) (43)
- 1979 - Jerrod Niemann (37)
- 1972 - Bobby Ramirez (Edgar Winter's White Trash) - Beaten to death
- 1980 - Peter Sellers - Heart attack (54)
On This Day
- 1948 - Roy Acuff announced he was running for Governor of Tennessee. He would eventually lose to the Democratic candidate Gordon Browning.
- 1964 - Two policemen and 30 concertgoers were injured when a riot broke out at a Rolling Stones concert after Keith Richard kicked a person that was spitting at them.
- 1967 - The Beatles met the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
- 1967 - Elvis Presley's film Double Trouble premiered.
- 1973 - Marty Robbins signed with MCA Records.
- 1978 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band officially opened in theaters.
- 1980 - Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys announces he is running for mayor of San Francisco.
- 1984 - Aretha Franklin's father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, passed away, five years after being shot in a burglary and entering a coma from which he never awoke.
- 1987 - La Bamba, starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie Valens, opens.
- 1990 - A wrongful death trial against Judas Priest opened in Reno, NV. The basis of the charge was that their album Stained Class had subliminal messages that caused two teens to commit suicide.
- 1995 - Public Enemy is forced to postpone their farewell concert when Flavor Flav gets in a scooter accident and breaks his arm.
- 1995 - A three-night celebration of Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday started at Carnegie Hall.
- 1997 - Liam Gallagher from Oasis was cautioned by London police after he reached out of his limousine window and grabbed a cyclist, breaking his glasses.
- 1998 - The Gift of the Nation concerts were being held in two cities in South Africa. Artists included Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, Dru Hill, Chaka Khan, Kenny Lattimore and James Ingram.
- 1998 - Tanya Tucker sued Capitol Records for $300,000, saying that they were not promoting her releases or career.
- 2003 - The film Masked and Anonymous, starring Bob Dylan, opened.
- 2004 - Toby Keith played his first stadium show.
- 2008 - 50 Cent sued Taco Bell over their using his name and image in an advertising campaign without his permission.
- 2009 - Blink-182's reunion tour kicked off.
- 1972 - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sarah Hugill
- 1999 - Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey
- 1938 - Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw
- 1946 - Tex Williams recorded his first tracks for Capitol.
- 1958 - Johnny Cash recorded his first tracks for Columbia.
- 1969 - Come and Get It - Paul McCartney (demo, song given to Badfinger)
- 1954 - In the Chapel in the Moonlight - Orioles (single)
- 1965 - California Girls - Beach Boys (single)
- 1967 - Little Games - Yardbirds
- 1970 - Time and a Word - Yes
- 1976 - She's Gone - Daryl Hall & John Oates (single)
- 1981 - Beauty and the Beat - Go-Go's
- 1990 - Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
- 2001 - Celebrity - N'Sync
- 1958 - American Bandstand - Duane Eddy, Frankie Tyler, Wild Tones
- 1959 - American Bandstand - Jamie Coe
- 1961 - American Bandstand - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
- 1962 - American Bandstand - Chubby Checker (guest host)
- 1963 - American Bandstand - Roy Orbison (guest host)
- 1965 - American Bandstand - Jewel Akens, P.J. Proby
- 1971 - American Bandstand - Mark Lindsay
- 1982 - American Bandstand - Cher
- 2006 - CMA Music Festival: Music's Biggest Party - Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1943 - You'll Never Know – Dick Haymes (4 weeks)
- 1971 - Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) - Raiders (1 week)
- 1976 - Kiss and Say Goodbye - Manhattans (2 weeks)
- 1982 - Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (6 weeks)
- 1993 - Can't Help Falling in Love With You - UB40 (7 weeks)
- 1999 - Wild Wild West - Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee
- 2004 - Confessions Part II - Usher (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
- 1948 - Al Jolson, Volume III - Al Jolson (12 weeks)
- 1976 - Frampton Comes Alive! - Peter Frampton (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1993 - Zooropa - U2 (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
- 1948 - I Can't Go on Without You - Bull Moose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats (8 weeks)
- 1976 - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls (2 weeks)
- 1982 - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holiday (5 weeks)
- 1993 - Lately - Jodeci (2 weeks)
- 2004 - Lean Back - Terror Squad (7 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
- 1971 - Bright Lights, Big City - Sonny James (1 week)
- 1982 - Take Me Down - Alabama (1 week)
- 2010 - Rain is a Good Thing - Luke Bryan (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
- 1971 - Get It On - T. Rex (4 weeks)
- 1976 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
- 1976 - 20 Golden Greats - Beach Boys (10 weeks)
- 1982 - Fame - Original Soundtrack (2 weeks)
- 1993 - Promises and Lies - UB40 (7 weeks)