- 1926 - Armando "Buddy" Greco (89)
- 1940 - Darrell "Dash" Crofts (Seals & Crofts) (76)
- 1941 - David Crosby (75)
- 1941 - Connie Smith (75)
- 1941 - Lionel Morton (Four Pennies) (75)
- 1943 - Ben Sidran (Steve Miller Band) (73)
- 1945 - Steve Martin (71)
- 1946 - Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone, Graham Central Station) (70)
- 1947 - George Newsome (Climax Blues Band) (69)
- 1947 - Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span) (69)
- 1948 - Terry Adams (NRBQ) (68)
- 1951 - Slim Dunlap (Replacements) (65)
- 1951 - Peter Blegvad (Slapp Happy) (65)
- 1956 - Sharon Bryant (Atlantic Starr) (60)
- 1956 - Jerry Underwood (Pentangle) (d. 2002)
- 1960 - Sarah Brightman (56)
- 1963 - Jez Willis (Utah Saints) (53)
- 1965 - Mark Collins (Charlatans) (51)
- 1966 - Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses) (50)
- 1969 - DJ Uncle Al (born Albert Moss) (d. 2001)
- 1970 - Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind) (46)
- 1974 - Ana Matronic (born Ana Lynch) (Scissor Sisters) (42)
- 1974 - Martin Bulloch (Mogwai) (42)
- 1977 - Ed Harcourt (39)
- 1958 - Big Bill Broonzy - Throat cancer - (65) (also reported at August 15)
- 1958 - Gladys Presley (mother of Elvis) (46)
- 1964 - Johnny Burnette - Drowned (30)
- 1965 - Carl Fizer (Olympics) - Shot during Watts riots
- 1988 - Roy Buchanan - Suicide (48)
- 1988 - Robert Calvert (Hawkwind) - Heart attack (43)
- 1992 - Tony Williams (Platters) - Emphysema (64)
- 2002 - Dave Williams (Drowning Pool) - Heart failure (30)
- 2005 - Edith Wong (promoter & booking agent) (88)
- 2008 - Lita Roza (82)
- 2013 - Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) - COPD (67)
On This Day
- 1957 - NBC cancelled The Nat King Cole Show after a sponsor could not be found for over a year.
- 1962 - Pete Best was fired from the Beatles while Brian Epstein asked Ringo Starr to join the band.
- 1964 - Roy Rogers underwent a nine-hour back surgery to repair damage from riding horses.
- 1967 - The Marine Broadcasting Act made all offshore radio stations near Britain illegal.
- 1970 - Stephen Stills was arrested in San Diego for suspected drug use after he was found crawling along a hallway at a hotel.
- 1978 - Graham Nash officially became an American citizen.
- 1982 - Ernest Tubb made his final appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1985 - Michael Jackson beat out bids by Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the ATV Music Publishing catalog which included 250 songs written by McCartney and Lennon.
- 1989 - Bon Jovi's album New Jersey became the first western rock album to be officially released in Russia.
- 1990 - Tito Puente received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 1992 - Wayne Newton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- 1995 - The Grateful Dead decided to cancel their fall tour in the wake of Jerry Garcia's passing.
- 1995 - Brian Wilson received the BMI President's Award
- 1998 - Three warrants are issued for Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard for three missed court appearances.
- 1999 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first show in Russia.
- 1999 - The Backstreet Boys sold 765,000 tickets for their upcoming tour in one day.
- 1999 - Leif Garrett pled guilty to drug possession.
- 2000 - Police used rubber bullets to disperse a crowd who became violent at a free Rage Against the Machine show in Los Angeles.
- 2001 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers cancelled a planned show in Israel after the U.S. State Department advising against travel to the country.
- 2003 - Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation for drug possession charges.
- 2003 - A warrant was issued for Bobby Brown after he failed to complete his conditions of probation on a drunk driving charge.
- 2004 - Charlie Watts announced he was being treated for throat cancer.
- 2004 - The first Little Steven's International Underground Garage Festival was held in New York with Iggy & the Stooges, the New York Dolls, Big Star, the Ravonettes and the Strokes.
- 2006 - The people of New York could see Boy George sweeping streets as part of his sentence for wasting police time.
- 2007 - Apple announced that John Lennon's catalog was headed to iTunes.
- 2009 - George Michael was arrested for suspicion of drunk drive after his Land Rover hit a bus. He was released without charge.
- 2014 - Police searched Cliff Richard's home in Yorkshire, England looking for evidence in a possible child molestation.
- 1993 - Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play) and Shari Beadley
- 2010 - Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
- 1971 - Maggie May - Rod Stewart (single)
- 1976 - So It Goes - Nick Lowe (the first single released by Stiff Records)
- 2001 - New Favorite - Alison Krauss and Union Station
- 2001 - The Spirit Room - Michelle Branch (debut album)
- 1995 - Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) - Foo Fighters (network debut)
- 1998 - Robbie Robertson: Making a Noise - A Native American Musical Journey (PBS)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1948 - You Call Everybody Darlin' - Al Trace (2 weeks)
- 1965 - I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
- 1976 - Frampton Comes Alive! - Peter Frampton (3 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1999 - Significant Other - Limp Bizkit (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
- 2004 - Now That's What I Call Music 16 - Various Artists (1 week)
- 2010 - Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
- 1943 - Don't Cry Baby - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra (14 weeks)
- 1965 - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Part 1) - James Brown (8 weeks)
- 1971 - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye (2 weeks)
- 1993 - Lately - Jodeci (2 weeks (2 previous weeks at number 1))
- 2010 - There Goes My Baby - Usher (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
- 1976 - Say It Again - Don Williams (1 week)
- 1982 - I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home - David Frizzell (1 week)
- 1993 - It Sure is Monday - Mark Chesnutt (1 week)
- 2004 - Live Like You Were Dying - Alan Jackson (4 weeks)
- 2010 - Lover, Lover - Jerrod Niemann (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
- 1953 - Song From Moulin Rouge - Mantovani (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
- 1965 - Help! - Beatles (9 weeks)
- 1971 - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - Moody Blues (1 week)