In 1930 WEAF in New York broadcasts the first opera directly from a stage in Europe (Dresden, Germany), Beethoven's "Fidelio."
In 1942 Fats Waller records "The Jitterbug Waltz."
In 1945 "Rum & Coca-Cola" by the Andrews Sisters is #1 on the charts.
In 1956 Carl Perkins makes his first TV appearance on the "Ozark Jambouree."
In 1957 "Little Darlin'" by the Diamonds and "Why Baby Why" by Pat Boone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Puff The Magic Dragon" by Peter, Paul & Mary enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The Beatles' single "Can't Buy Me Love" b/w "You Can't Do That" is released in the U.S.
In 1964 Pioneering rock 'n roll DJ Alan Freed is indicted for income tax evasion.
In 1968 "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" by Otis Redding hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1969 "1776," a musical about the Declaration of Independence, opens on Broadway.
In 1969 Janis Joplin performs "Maybe" on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1970 Singer Tammi Terrell dies at age 23, following a sixth brain tumor operation.
In 1971 The Who record "Won't Get Fooled Again" in Berkshire, England.
In 1971 Simon & Garfunkel win Best Album, Best Record and Best Song Grammys for "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The Carpenters are named Best New Artist.
In 1972 The U.S. immigration department serves John Lennon & Yoko Ono with deportation papers.
In 1973 Paul Anka hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Bobby Darin, Fanny and the Doobie Brothers.
In 1974 Roy Acuff gives President Nixon yo-yo lessons at the opening of Nashville's new Opry House.
In 1974 "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" by Chicago, "The Show Must Go On" by Three Dog Night and "Help Me" by Joni Mitchell all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 London's historic Rainbow Theater closes its doors following a show that featured Procol Harum, John Martyn and Kevin Coyne.
In 1979 CBS airs the TV special "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney, featuring highlights of his 1976 World Tour.
In 1979 After Elvis Costello makes racist remarks about Ray Charles and James Brown, singer Bonnie Bramlett punches him, starting a brawl.
In 1979 Rick James hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Nicolette Larson, Anne Murray and Chuck Mangione.
In 1981 "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon is certified gold.
In 1985 "Some Like It Hot" by Power Station enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "The Heat Is On" by Glenn Frey peaked at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Mike and the Mechanics' album "Living Years" is certified gold.
In 1991 Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli have a son, Wolfgang.
In 1991 Seven members of Reba McIntire's band along with her road manager and two pilots are killed when their chartered plane crashes in the California mountains near the border of Mexico. Reba had taken a separate plane.
In 1991 "Rhythm Of My Heart" by Rod Stewart enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1993 The album "Coverdale Page" by David Coverdale and Jimmy Page is released.
In 1994 En Vogue's Cindy Herron and husband, baseball player Glenn Braggs,become parents to son Donovan Andrew.
In 1995 Rapper Eazy E (Eric Wright) announces he had AIDS. He dies a few weeks later.
In 1996 "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men remained at #1 for the 16th week in a row, setting a new record for the longest running single at the #1 position on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
In 1998 Donna Summer performs at New York's Carnegie Hall at a benefit concert for the Gay Men's Health Crisis.
In 1998 "Blue" by Leann Rimes is certified gold.
In 1999 Honoring a roster of music artists that range from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, the RIAA presented the first Diamond Awards, for albums and singles that had sold a million copies or more.
In 2000 The albums "Cosmic Thing" by B-52's and "Ray Of Light" by Madonna are both certified quadruple platinum, while Fleetwood Mac's CD "The Dance" goes platinum for the fifth time.
In 2004 Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys.