In 1952 8-year-old Gladys Knight wins $2000 and a gold cup for her rendition of "Too Young" on "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour."
In 1957 "Diana" by Paul Anka enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1958 John Lennon's mother, Julia, is killed in an auto accident in Liverpool. She was run over by an off-duty policeman.
In 1963 Filming begins on the movie "Viva Las Vegas" starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret.
In 1963 Paul McCartney is fined 17 pounds for speeding.
In 1966 "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge is certified gold.
In 1967 "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" by Jay & the Techniques enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Frank & Nancy Sinatra appear on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post for the cover story "What's Happening in Pop Music."
In 1967 "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Nat King Cole's album "Best Of Nat King Cole" is released.
In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival's album "Cosmo's Factory" is released.
In 1972 "Everybody Plays The Fool" by Main Ingredient enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Too Late To Turn Back Now" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 Elton John hits #1 on the Billboard albums chart for the first time as "Honky Chateau" began a 5-week run at the top.
In 1973 Ray Davies announces his retirement from the Kinks and then attempts suicide.
In 1976 The Beatles appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1976 "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band is certified gold.
In 1978 Bob Dylan performs before the largest, open-air, concert audience (for a single artist). Some 200,000 fans turned out to hear Dylan at Blackbushe Airport in England.
In 1980 Linda Ronstadt begins a successful run on Broadway in Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta "The Pirates Of Penzance."
In 1980 "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John is certified gold.
In 1985 Mick Jagger shoots the video for "Hard Woman" in Los Angeles.
In 1985 The Cars' album "Heartbeat City" is certified triple platinum.
In 1989 Pink Floyd performs a free concert from a floating stage near the shores of Venice, Italy.
In 1989 "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Simply Red is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 The Black Crowes' album "Southern Harmony And Musical Companion" is certified gold and platinum.
In 1994 Phil Collins announces he was divorcing wife Jill.
In 1995 Queen Latifah's bodyguard is shot when two teenagers try to carjack her BMW in New York City.
In 1997 Sarah McLachlan' album "Surfacing" is released.
In 1998 Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer suffers second-degree burns in a freak gas station fire in a Boston suburb, postponing the first 13 dates of the band's North American tour.
In 1998 Tori Amos kicks off her summer North American tour in Milwaukee.
In 1998 "Come With Me" by Puff Daddy featuring Jimmy Page and Destiny's Child's album "Destiny's Child" are both certified gold.
In 1999 Bruce Springsteen begins a nationwide reunion tour with the E-Street Band with 15 sold-out concerts at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
In 1999 The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, 51, marries his 31-year-old girlfriend in an outdoor ceremony in Mill Valley, CA.
In 1999 The albums "You've Come A Long Way, Baby" by Fat Boy Slim and "Supernatural" by Santana are both certified gold.