- 1901 - Rudy Vallée (d. 1986)
- 1914 - Carmen Dragon (d. 1984)
- 1915 - Frankie Yankovic (d. 1998)
- 1930 - Junior Kimbrough (d. 1998)
- 1937 - Clem Cattini (Tornados) (79)
- 1938 - George Cummings (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) (78)
- 1943 - Rick Wright (Pink Floyd) (d. 2008)
- 1943 - Mike Bloomfield (d. 1981)
- 1946 - Jonathan Edwards (70)
- 1948 - Gerald Casale (Devo) (68)
- 1949 - Simon Kirke (Free, Bad Company) (67)
- 1949 - Steve Took (T. Rex) (d. 1980)
- 1949 - Peter Doyle (New Seekers) (d. 2001)
- 1951 - Gregg Giuffria (Giuffria, Angel, House of Lords) (65)
- 1953 - Steve Duncan (Desert Rose Band) (63)
- 1954 - Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple) (62)
- 1954 - Ken Margolis (Mink DeVille) (62)
- 1959 - Christopher Reece (Social Distortion) (57)
- 1961 - David Huff (Giant) (55)
- 1962 - Rachel Sweet (54)
- 1965 - Nick Banks (Pulp) (51)
- 1975 - Todd Anderson (Heartland) (41)
- 1976 - Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) (40)
- 1980 - Stephen Christian (Anberlin) (36)
- 1980 - Noel Sullivan (Hear'Say) (36)
- 1985 - Tynisha Keli (31)
- 1990 - Soulja Boy (26)
- 1993 - Cher Lloyd (23)
- 1996 - Marge Ganser (Shangri-Las) - Breast cancer (48)
- 2000 - Jerome Smith (K.C. & the Sunshine Band) - Bulldozer accident (47)
- 2004 - George Williams (Tymes) - Cancer (68)
On This Day
- 1933 - The first singing telegram was sent to Rudy Vallée for his 32nd birthday.
- 1954 - Elvis Presley's first interview was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar.
- 1970 - The film Ned Kelly, starring Mick Jagger, opens.
- 1973 - 600,000 people attend the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (NY) to see the Allman Brothers, the Band and the Grateful Dead.
- 1979 - Joe Perry quits Aerosmith after arguing with his bandmates at the World Series of Rock in Cleveland. Also on the bill are Ted Nugent, Journey, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and the Scorpions.
- 1987 - The Beatles sued Nike over the use of the song Revolution in shoe commercials.
- 1991 - Over 100 people were arrested when 2,000 rioted at an M.C. Hammer show.
- 1993 - 10,000 Maniacs played their last show with Natalie Merchant as their lead singer.
- 1995 - The father of Jimi Hendrix finally wins a long battle for his son's likeness and music.
- 1998 - Toad the Wet Sprocket announced they were splitting.
- 1999 - Ol' Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan is arrested after bouncing his check for a portion of his bail on another charge.
- 2003 - The 20th MTV Video Music Awards features an opening salute to Madonna by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera followed by Madonna taking the stage and trading open mouth kisses with both singers.
- 2008 - Amy Winehouse was taken to a hospital after having problems with drugs she was taking to get off hard narcotics.
- 2008 - Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert performed their first full concert together.
- 2011 - Meat Loaf passed out onstage during a Pittsburgh show from an asthma attack. He continued the show shortly thereafter.
- 1993 - Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and Priscilla Phillips
- 1997 - Sheena Easton and Timothy Delarm
- 2007 - Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield
- 2006 - Prince and Manuela Testolini Nelson (filed)
- 1939 - Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
- 1971 - Kiss an Angel Good Morning - Charley Pride
- 1975 - Desire - Bob Dylan (first session)
- 1958 - Down the Aisle of Love - Quintones (single)
- 1973 - We're an American Band - Grand Funk (single)
- 1975 - Sabotage - Black Sabbath
- 1979 - Down to Earth - Rainbow
- 1986 - Life's Rich Pageant - R.E.M.
- 1992 - Gordon - Barenaked Ladies
- 1992 - What's the 411? - Mary J. Blige (debut)
- 1956 - Perry Como Show - Gene Vincent (national TV debut)
- 1956 - Dorsey Brothers Stage Show - Elvis Presley
- 1957 - Steve Allen Show - Jerry Lee Lewis (TV debut)
- 1958 - American Bandstand - Dick Banks, Rondello & Neil Jr.
- 1959 - American Bandstand - Ray Vernon
- 1960 - American Bandstand - Dee Clark
- 1965 - Shindig - Dave Clark Five, Jay & the Americans, Roy Clark, Linda Carr, Nashville Teens, Dave Barry, Terry Black, Blossoms, Billy Preston, Donna Loren, Tommy Tucker, John Andrea, Mike Clifford, Wellingtons
- 1965 - Where the Action Is - Peter & Gordon, Bobby Byrd, Fabulous Spirits, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Linda Scott, Steve Alaimo
- 1965 - Ready, Steady, Go! - Who
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Mie Nakao, Sharp Hawkes, Keith Allison, Steve Alaimo (Tribute to Japan)
- 1973 - American Bandstand - Soul Children
- 1977 - Midnight Special - Leo Sayer (host), Chuck Mangione, Raydio, Dennis Roussos, Bonnie Tyler
- 1978 - What's Happening! - Doobie Brothers
- 1979 - American Bandstand - Maxine Nightengale
- 1984 - American Bandstand - Corey Heart, John Waite
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1945 - On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer (7 weeks)
- 1951 - Come on-a My House - Rosemary Clooney (6 weeks)
- 1956 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You/My Baby Left Me - Elvis Presley (1 week)
- 2007 - Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
- 1973 - Chicago VI - Chicago (3 weeks)
- 2001 - Songs in A Minor - Alicia Keys (2 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
- 1956 - Treasure of Love - Clyde McPhatter (1 week)
- 1979 - Good Times - Chic (6 weeks)
- 1990 - Make You Sweat - Keith Sweat (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
- 1945 - Oklahoma Hills - Jack Guthrie (1 week)
- 1973 - You Were Always There - Donna Fargo (1 week)
- 1979 - You're the Only One - Dolly Parton (2 weeks)
- 1984 - Angel in Disguise - Earl Thomas Conley (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
- 1960 - Please Don't Tease - Cliff Richard & the Shadows (1 week)
- 1966 - Out of Time - Chris Farlowe (1 week)
- 1973 - I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am!) - Gary Glitter (4 weeks)
- 1979 - I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
- 1956 - Songs For Swingin' Lovers - Frank Sinatra (2 weeks)
- 1962 - Pot Luck - Elvis Presley (5 weeks)
- 1979 - The Best Disco Album in the World - Various Artists (6 weeks)