In 1955 "Love & Marriage" by Frank Sinatra enters the U.S top 40 chart.
In 1960 Country singer Johnny Horton dies in a car crash near Austin, TX, after performing at the Skyline Club, the same club where Hank Williams made his final appearance. Coincidentally, Horton's widow was once married to Williams.
In 1963 The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein flies to New York with a copy of "I Want To Hold Your Hand." He met with Capitol Records, who had turned down previous British singles. However, this time the song would become the label's first Beatles' single.
In 1965 The Who's single "My Generation" is released, but it wouldn't chart in the U.S. until the following January.
In 1966 "Hazy Shade of Winter" by Simon & Garfunkel enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "Last Train To Clarksville" by the Monkees is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb survives a train crash near London, that killed 49 people.
In 1972 The Jackson Five's second TV special airs on CBS.
In 1974 Traffic receives a gold record for what will be their last album together, "When the Eagle Flies."
In 1976 Franki Valli & the Four Seasons hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1976 Heart's album "Dreamboat Annie" is certified platinum.
In 1977 Ozzy Osbourne quits Black Sabbath, only to rejoin a few weeks later. He eventually quits again and pursues a solo career.
In 1977 Bandleader Guy Lombardo dies at age 75.
In 1979 Sister Sledge is featured in People magazine.
In 1980 Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger are divorced.
In 1982 The Beach Boys kick Brian Wilson out of the band.
In 1982 Stray Cats' album "Built For Speed" is certified gold.
In 1983 "Twist Of Fate" by Olivia Newton-John, "Union of the Snake" byDuran Duran and "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes all enter the U.S. top40 chart.
In 1986 The Coaster's Bobby Nunn dies at age 61.
In 1988 "Kokomo" by Beach Boys is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 Mick Jagger surprises earthquake-ravaged farmers by appearing in person and donating $500,000 to the relief effort.
In 1989 Barry Sadler known for the "Battle Of The Green Berets" dies at 49.
In 1989 Pianist Vladimir Horowitz dies in New York at age 86.
In 1990 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell comments on his legal battles in an Los Angeles Times editorial: "We have people sleeping on the streets, but we find rappers more important."
In 1993 Nirvana's album "Nevermind" goes platinum for the fifth time.
In 1995 "The Wizard of Oz in Concert," a Children's Defense Fund benefit, takes place in New York's Lincoln Center featuring Jackson Browne, Roger Daltry, Nathan Lane and Jewel.
In 1995 Queen's first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 of AIDS is released. "Made In Heaven" included Mercury's final vocal track on a song titled "Mother Love."
In 1996 The albums "What If It's You" by Reba McEntire and "Star Bright" by Vanessa Williams are both released.
In 1997 Celine Dion's album "Let's Talk About Love" is released.
In 1997 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." is certified platinum, while Jewel's album "Pieces Of You" goes platinum for the seventh time.
In 1998 Fats Domino, the 1998 winner of the National Medal of Arts, is among the 21 people honored by President Clinton for contributions to American culture.
In 1998 Whitney Houston unveils her new album, "My Love Is Your Love," at a New York news conference. It was her first studio album in 8 years.
In 1999 The albums "These Are Special Times" by Celine Dion and "Supernatural" by Santana are both certified quadruple platinum.
In 2000 U2 hits #1 on the UK albums chart with "All That You Can't LeaveBehind."
In 2002 Sheena Easton marries John Minoli.
In 2003 Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) dies of unknown causes in a Kalamazoo, MI, hotel. He was 63.