In 1940 Artie Shaw and his Orchestra record "Stardust."
In 1944 "You Always Hurt The One You Love" by the Mills Brothers is #1 on the charts.
In 1954 Marian Anderson becomes the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.
In 1957 "Be-Bop Baby" by Ricky Nelson enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 The Beatles appear on an episode of "Shindig!" taped on location in London. They perform "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City" and "Boys."
In 1965 The Kinks appear on TV's "Shindig!"
In 1967 "Mama" Cass Elliot spends the night in a London jail after refusing to pay her hotel bill.
In 1967 The Beatles reject an offer of $1 million to play Shea Stadium from promoter Sid Bernstein. He originally brought the group to Shea in August 1965.
In 1969 "Get Together" by the Youngbloods and "Little Woman" by Bobby Sherman are both certified gold.
In 1972 "Rockin' Pneumonia-Boogie Woogie Flu" by Johnny Rivers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 John Lennon wins his four-year immigration battle to stay in the U.S. He receives permanent resident status a year later.
In 1976 Elton John appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1977 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis for a solo career.
In 1977 David Bowie releases "Heros," his second album.
In 1978 Merle Haggard marries Leona Williams.
In 1978 The Rolling Stones perform "Beast Of Burden" on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1978 "Hold The Line" by Toto enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 Dusty Springfield makes her first New York onstage appearance in eight years at the Grand Finale club.
In 1982 Jimmy Page receives a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possessing cocaine.
In 1984 The film "Songwriter," starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, opens in Nashville.
In 1986 Run D.M.C. performs and speaks to 4000 school children at an anti-crack rally in New York City.
In 1987 Diana Ross and shipping mogul Arne Naess name their newborn son Ross Ame.
In 1989 Reviving a group tradition, the reunited Jefferson Airplane play a free concert in San Francisco where admission is a can of food for the San Francisco Food Bank.
In 1989 "Miss You Much" by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1991 "Wishing Well" by Terence Trent D'arby is certified gold.
In 1993 President Clinton presents the National Metals of Art to Ray Charles and Cab Calloway.
In 1994 Naughty By Nature member Treach makes his acting debut in "Jason's Lyric."
In 1994 Loverboy's album "Lovin' Every Minute Of It" is certified double platinum, while the Bangles album "Different Light" goes triple platinum.
In 1995 Rapper Tone Loc is arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly taking 80 dollars from a pizza parlor. He argued with the owner over a pizza and demanded his money back. He pleaded no contest.
In 1995 Peter Frampton kicks off a tour in Boston 3 days before the release of his album "Frampton Comes Alive II."
In 1995 David Bowie releases "Outside," an album that marked his reunion with Brian Eno.
In 1996 Madonna releases the single "You Must Love Me," from the soundtrack of "Evita," on the Internet.
In 1996 Bruce Springsteen sells out a solo acoustic show on his "Ghost Of Tom Joad" tour at Charlotte's Ovens Auditorium in eight minutes.
In 1997 The albums "So Much For The Afterglow" by Everclear and "The Velvet Rope" by Janet Jackson are released.
In 1997 Phil Collins' album "Hello, I Must Be Going" goes triple platinum, while INXS' album "Kick" goes platinum for the sixth time.
In 1999 Don Henley and Eagles Ltd. file suit against Florida-based Lovearth for copyright infringement over the Internet company's registration of several domain names, including don-henley.org.
In 2000 Country singer Chris LeDoux gets a new liver after being diagnosed 2 months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis.