In 1947 Billboard begins listing the top 15 popular records. Only 10 songs had been featured previously.
In 1953 "That's Amore" by Dean Martin enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 "Dance Dance Dance" by the Beach Boys enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Shortly after the Doors' Jim Morrison exposes himself to a Miami audience, he is arrested by a nervous Phoenix police officer for attempting to incite a riot.
In 1969 The Rolling Stones begin their first U.S. tour in three years.
In 1969 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1970 MGM Records President Mike Curb drops 18 acts from his roster, including Connie Francis and the Cowsills, in a move to discredit musicians who "exploit and promote hard drugs through music."
In 1970 "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is" by Chicago and "Stoned Love" by the Supremes both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 Led Zeppelin's fourth album is released in a jacket bearing no title and no mention of the band's name.
In 1973 The Rolling Stones open their first U.S. tour in three years in Denver, Colorado.
In 1979 "The Rose," a film loosely based on Janis Joplin's life, is released starring Bette Midler.
In 1980 Chicago performs on ABC-TV's "Fridays."
In 1981 "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1983 The Rolling Stones's album "Undercover" and Yes' album "90125" are both released.
In 1986 Sly Stone is arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly failing to make child support payments.
In 1986 Willie Nelson plays a cocaine dealing lawman on "Miami Vice."
In 1986 Prince surprises students in Hawthorne, CA, when he steps on the field during a football game and crowns the homecoming queen.
In 1987 "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1988 John Fogerty is found innocent of plagiarizing himself in a suit filed against him by Fantasy records. The label claimed that "The Old Man Down the Road" copied "Run Through the Jungle."
In 1988 Sheena Easton's album "The Lover In Me" is released.
In 1991 Frank Zappa is diagnosed as having prostate cancer.
In 1992 "End Of The Road" by Boyz II Men spends its 13th and final week at #1, beating Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," which topped the Billboard's Hot 100 chart for 11 weeks in 1956.
In 1995 The Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) renew their wedding vows in Virginia City, NV. It was their 20th anniversary.
In 1995 Madonna's album "Something To Remember" is released.
In 1995 Coolio's album "Gangsta's Paradise" is released.
In 1995 Mariah Carey's single "Fantasy" is certified gold, platinum and double platinum, while Aerosmith's album "Get A Grip" is certified platinum for the seventh time.
In 1997 "No, No, No" by Destiny's Child is released.
In 1997 Flettwood Mac's album "The Dance" goes double platinum.
In 1998 Little Jimmy Dickens celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1999 Britney Spears is named Best Young Recording Artist at the 4th annual Young star Awards.
In 2000 "Forever" by the Spice Girls and "Pure" by Gary Numan are both released.
In 2001 Tim McGraw is named CMA's Entertainer Of The Year. Tobey Keith wins Male Vocalist and Lee Ann Womack takes Female Vocalist.
In 2002 A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band's first North American tour since 1993.