In 1887 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Othello," based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare, premieres at La Scala in Italy.
In 1916 Enrico Caruso records "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Records.
In 1940 Glenn Miller and his orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction."
In 1955 "Hearts Of Stone" by the Fontane Sisters is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1957 Bill Haley and the Comets are mobbed as they arrive in Britain.
In 1966 Paul Revere & the Raiders perform "Kicks" and "Just Like Me" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1966 "My Love" by Petula Clark hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1972 "Mother And Child Reunion" by Paul Simon and "Heart Of Gold" byNeil Young both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1973 "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John is certified gold.
In 1977 "Torn Between Two Lovers" by Mary MacGregor hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1979 Rod Stewart appears on the cover of People magazine.
In 1979 The Bee Gees' single "Tragedy" is certified gold.
In 1981 Bruce Springsteen appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1983 Peter Frampton weds Barbara Goldberg.
In 1983 "Separate Ways" by Journey enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1983 "Africa" by Toto is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 Bryan Adam's album "Reckless" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1985 The albums "Like A Virgin" by Madonna and "Private Dancer" by Tina are both certified triple platinum.
In 1986 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers join Bob Dylan on a world tour.
In 1990 Alice Cooper's album "Trash" is certified platinum.
In 1991 Prince is sued by three of his former managers for back commissions.
In 1991 Joni Mitchell is inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame.
In 1992 A New Orleans-style funeral is held in Chicago for blues pioneer Willie Dixon, who died a week earlier in California.
In 1992 The single "Jump" single by Kris Kross is released.
In 1993 Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart team up to tape MTV's "Unplugged" at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
In 1997 Aaliyah's CD "One In A Million" is certified platinum, while Led Zeppelin's album "The Song Remains The Same" goes quadruple platinum.
In 1998 Elton John and Stevie Wonder entertain at a White House state dinner for British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
In 1998 Patty Loveless' album "The Trouble With The Truth" is certified platinum.
In 1999 No Doubt's album "Tragic Kingdom" is certified platinum for the tenth time.