In 1927 "Show Boat," one of the major works of American musical theatre,
opens at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
In 1932 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City.
In 1940 "Stardust" by Tommy Dorsey debuts on the charts.
In 1957 Elvis Presley receives a temporary draft deferment that allows him
to finish filming "King Creole."
In 1958 David & Ricky Nelson appear on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1958 John Lennon meets his future wife Cynthia Powell in a class at the
Liverpool College Of Art.
In 1960 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles perform "Shop Around" on ABC-TV's
In 1963 The London Times names John Lennon & Paul McCartney as "Outstanding
Composers" of the year.
In 1964 The Supremes appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" for the first time.
In 1968 Jimi Hendrix appears on BBC's "The Lulu Show."
In 1969 Mick Jagger appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1969 "Someday We'll Be Together" by the Supremes is #1 on the U.S.
top 40 chart.
In 1971 The "Sonny & Cher Show" begins a four-and-a-half-year run on CBS-TV.
In 1975 "Fanny" by the Bee Gees and "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)" by the
Four Seasons both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Let's Do It Again" by the Staple Singers is #1 on the U.S. top 40
In 1980 John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over" hits #1 on the U.S. top 40
chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1982 Billy Joel performs a special show for (and in) Allentown, PA.
In 1983 Van Halen's album "1984" is released.
In 1985 Duran Duran's Simon LeBon marries Yasmin Parvanah.
In 1985 Jerry Lee Lewis files for divorce from his sixth wife, 23-year-old
Kerrie. The couple later reconciled.
In 1991 Nine fans are killed trying to get into a packed Heavy D. & the Boyz
and Run DMC charity basketball game.
In 1992 Harry Connick Jr. is arrested for having a 9mm gun in New York's JFK
In 1994 Mariah Carey's album "Merry Christmas" is certified gold, platinum
and triple platinum.
In 1999 Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez are arrested following a shooting at a
New York dance club which wounded 3 people. Charges against Lopez
were dropped. Puff Daddy was acquitted of gun and bribery charges.
In 2003 Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in Celebration,
Florida, of the flu. She was 74.
In 2005 The body of Barry Cowsill (The Cowsills), who had been missing
since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans earlier that year, is found
in the city's Charles Street Wharf. He was 51.