In 1741 George Frederick Handel completes "The Messiah."
In 1926 Benny Goodman begins his recording career as a new member of the Ben Pollack band in Chicago.
In 1955 In his first session, Little Richard records "Tutti Frutti."
In 1968 "The Archies" premiere on CBS-TV's Saturday morning cartoons.
In 1968 In Rolling Stone magazine, the Who's Pete Townshend announces plans for the rock opera "Tommy."
In 1968 "Hey Jude" by the Beatles debuts at #10 on Billboard's Hot 100, the highest chart entry to date.
In 1970 Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright are married.
In 1972 Three Dog Night appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1973 "Twelfth Of Never" by Donny Osmond is certified gold.
In 1974 "I Shot The Sheriff" by Eric Clapton is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Chicago's album "Chicago X" is certified platinum.
In 1977 "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac is certified gold.
In 1979 Kenny Rogers receives a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1979 Pat Benatar's first single, "If You Think You Know How To Love Me" is released.
In 1981 Production begins on the movie version of Pink Floyd's "The Wall."
In 1983 ZZ Top's album "Eliminator" is certified platinum.
In 1984 The first "MTV Video Music Awards," co-hosted by Dan Ackroyd and Bette Midler, take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
In 1985 "Never" by Heart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 "American Bandstand" enters the "Guinness Book Of World Records" as the longest running TV show.
In 1989 Sting makes his stage debut in the National Theatre's "Threepenny Opera."
In 1990 "Release Me" by Wilson Phillips is certified gold.
In 1991 "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" by Bryan Adams enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 "Promise Of A New Day" by Paula Abdul is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 Garth Brooks' album "The Chase" and Stone People Pilots' album "Core" are both released.
In 1993 James Ingram and wife Debbie become parents to daughter Jiya.
In 1993 Meat Loaf's album "Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell" is released.
In 1994 The Temptations receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1995 Buddy Guy & Junior Wells join Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and John Goodman of "The Blues Brothers Show Band" in a jam at the announcement of a new House of Blues nightclub in Chicago.
In 1995 Earth, Wind & Fire receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1995 Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for "Getting Better" sell for $249,000 at a Sotheby's auction, topping the $74,910 record for "A Day In The Life," penned by Lennon & McCartney.
In 1998 Shania Twain wins awards in six of the eight categories for which she was nominated at the Canadian Country Music Awards.
In 1999 The 1968 Beatles animated movie "Yellow Submarine" is re-released on VH-1 featuring a previously-deleted song "Hey Bulldog."
In 1999 Marc Anthony's single "I Need To Know" and Martina McBride's album "Emotion" are both released.
In 2001 In tribute to all of those affected by the September 11 attacks just a few days before, the Grand Ole Opry distributes American flags to patrons as they enter for the show.
In 2002 Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) marries Gavin Rossdale (Bush) in London.
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