In 1943 Nat "King" Cole and his trio record "Straighten Up and Fly Right."
In 1944 "The Trolley Song" by Judy Garland debuts on the charts.
In 1965 Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs appear on TV's "Where The Action Is."
In 1968 "Son-Of-A Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield and "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 "Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special airs.
In 1969 Neil Diamond performs on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1972 The BBC bans "Hi, Hi, Hi" by Wings for a supposedly subliminal drug message.
In 1973 John Lennon's album "Mind Games" is certified gold.
In 1974 "Best of My Love" by the Eagles and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Elton John both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 Barbra Streisand's single "Evergreen (Theme From A Star Is Born)"is released.
In 1976 "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart is certified gold.
In 1976 Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson get married.
In 1977 David Bowie appears on a Bing Crosby Christmas special and the two sing "The Little Drummer Boy" together.
In 1978 Linda Ronstadt, Steve Martin and Gilda Radner appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1982 The Kendalls' album "Heaven's Just A Sin Away" is certified gold.
In 1983 Boy George appears on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show" with guest host Joan Rivers.
In 1983 The Jackson family and promoter Don King announce plans for the "Victory" tour.
In 1984 "I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan is certified gold.
In 1985 Bruce Springsteen's single "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" is released.
In 1985 "Separate Lives" by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 L.L. Cool J headlines the first rap concert held in Africa.
In 1991 Milli-Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus, 27, attempts suicide.
In 1993 AC/DC's album "High Voltage" is certified double platinum.
In 1994 Tupac Shakur is shot five times while being robbed outside a Manhattan recording studio.
In 1994 Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal is arrested for receiving a package of heroin.
In 1995 TLC make their TV acting debut on "Living Single."
In 1996 "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" singer Tiny Tim dies of a heart attack at age 73.
In 1999 Jomato Records releases an early collection of Shania Twain's work, recorded when she was known as Eilleen Shania Twain.
In 1999 Third Eye Blind's album "Blue" and Neil Diamond's album "The Neil Diamond Collection" are both released.
In 2000 Creed is the big winner (with four awards) at the first My VH1 Music Awards in Los Angeles.