In 1892 Fire seriously damages New York's original Metropolitan Opera House, located at Broadway and 39th Street.
In 1962 Elvis Presley begins filming his next movie, "It Happened At The World's Fair."
In 1962 Nat King Cole's album "Ramblin' Rose" is released.
In 1964 The Beatles perform in Cincinnati to a crowd of 14,000.
In 1965 Elvis Presley plays host to the Beatles in his Bel Air, CA, home. They met for the first and only time. A nervous Presley greets them while playing bass along with the music on a TV. John Lennon remembered the visit as one of the most exciting times of his life.
In 1965 Bob Dylan's album "Highway 61 Revisited" is released.
In 1966 The Beatles appear on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
In 1966 "Cherish" by the Association enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 The Beatles manager Brian Epstein is found dead in London of a sleeping pill overdose.
In 1967 Herb Alpert performs at the Rheingold Music Festival in New York's Central Park.
In 1970 Look magazine features an article on 10-year-old Michael Jackson.
In 1971 Pianist Lillian Hardin Armstrong, 68, dies in Chicago while playing a concert in memory of her ex-husband, trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
In 1973 Time features an article on Myra Freedman's book about the late Janis Joplin, entitled "Buried Alive."
In 1977 "Brick House" by the Commodores enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1977 "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" by Crystal Gayle tops the U.S. Country chart.
In 1982 Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Daylight Again," the group's first album since the 1977 "CSN," is certified gold.
In 1982 Former Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant's first solo effort since the group disbanded, "Pictures at Eleven," is certified gold.
In 1983 "King Of Pain" by the Police and "One Thing Leads To Another" by The Fixx both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1986 A leather jacket that belonged to John Lennon is auctioned off for $1500 in London.
In 1986 John Fogerty begins his first tour in 14 years.
In 1987 Randy Travis is hospitalized for complications from food poisoning in Wytheville, Virginia.
In 1988 "The Loco-motion" by Kylie Minogue enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 "Monkey" by George Michael hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1990 Stevie Ray Vaughn and 3 members of Eric Clapton's entourage are killed when their helicopter crashes in heavy fog over Troy, WI.
In 1990 Garth Brooks' album "No Fences" is released.
In 1991 Alice Cooper places his handprints and signature in cement at Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame.
In 1991 Natalie Cole's single "Unforgettable" and Cher's album "Love Hurts" are both certified gold, while Foreigner's CD "Records" goes triple platinum.
In 1992 John Lennon's handwritten lyrics of "A Day In The Life" sells at auction for $87,000.
In 1992 Mary J. Blige's single "You Remind Me" and Elton John's album "The One" are both certified gold.
In 1993 Stone Temple Pilots' album "Core" goes double platinum.
In 1994 "I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 and stayed there for 14 weeks.
In 1996 John Michael Montgomery and wife Crystal have a daughter, Madison Caroline.
In 1998 Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green kicks off a tour in Cleveland.
In 1998 All Saints' album "All Saints" is certified gold, while "Very Best Of Hank Williams" goes gold and platinum.
In 1999 Bruce Springsteen makes a surprise visit to the New England Shelter for Homeless Vets in Boston.
In 1999 Britney Spears' album "...Baby One More Time" is certified platinum for the sixth time.