In 1943 "Paper Doll" by the Mills Brothers debuts on the charts.
In 1943 "That Old Black Magic" by Glenn Miller is #1 on the charts.
In 1952 Hank and Audrey Williams are divorced.
In 1958 Little Anthony and the Imperials record "Tears On My Pillow."
In 1961 Henry Mancini's "Moon River" wins the Best Record Grammy, as well as the Song of the Year Grammy. "Judy Garland At Carnegie Hall" wins Best Album.
In 1961 "Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1962 Barbra Striesand appears on "The Garry Moore Show."
In 1965 "Wonderful World" by Herman's Hermits enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 "Help Me, Rhonda" by the Beach Boys hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1971 "If Not For You" by Olivia Newton-John (written by Bob Dylan) and "Signs" by the 5 Man Electrical Band both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "Brown Sugar" the Rolling Stones hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1972 Paul McCartney's single "Mary Had A Little Lamb" is released.
In 1973 Former Byrd Roger McGuinn makes his solo debut at New York's Academy of Music.
In 1974 Mike Oldfield's album "Tubular Bells" is released. The title track becomes the theme for "The Exorcist."
In 1975 Fans riot when the Osmonds appear at London's Wembley Pool.
In 1976 "A Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 "Love Hangover" by Diana Ross hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1977 Goddard Lieberson, the pioneer of the LP format and soundtrack albums, dies of cancer.
In 1977 Elvis Presley walks off stage in the middle of a concert in Baltimore, MD.
In 1980 Bruce Springsteen plays in London for the first time since 1975.
In 1980 The Pretenders appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1982 "Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 Michael Jackson makes an unsuccessful $50,000 bid to obtain the remains of the "Elephant Man," John Merrick.
In 1987 George Michael's single "I Want Your Sex" is released.
In 1989 Bobby Brown has a near brush with death while flying on an airplane over the Pacific that loses an engine.
In 1989 Lisa Marie Presley Keough gives birth to Danielle, Elvis Presley's first grandchild.
In 1990 Heart's album "Brigade" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1991 Steve Winwood's tour bus is sideswiped by an oncoming truck near Findley, Ohio. He was not injured.
In 1992 Nu Shooz's single "I Can't Wait" goes gold, while Def Leppard's album "Adrenalize" is certified gold, platinum and triple platinum.
In 1995 Bjork's album "Post" is released.
In 1997 Jeff Buckley drowns while swimming with a friend off Mud Island in the Mississippi River at Memphis, TN.
In 1998 Usher's single "My Way" is released.
In 1999 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band sell out all 15 of their shows at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, in only 13 hours, breaking his old record of 11 sold-out shows in 1992.
In 1999 The Rolling Stones launch their European Bridges to Babylon tour in Stuttgart, Germany.
In 1999 The remains of Iron Butterfly bassist Phil "Taylor" Kramer are found inside a van in a ravine near Malibu, California. He had disappeared 4 years earlier while driving to the airport to pick up a friend.
In 2000 Newsweek quotes Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich wrote as saying he didn't care what people think of the group for suing free Napster because "we think it's the right thing to do, period."