In 1950 "The Third Man Theme" by Guy Lombardo hit #1 on the charts and stayed there for 11 weeks.
In 1957 "I'm Walking" by Ricky Nelson and "Love Letters In The Sand" by Pat Boone entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1965 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards composed "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
In 1971 Ike & Tina Turner received their only gold record for their version of "Proud Mary."
In 1972 "Rocket Man" by Elton John and "Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1973 Paul Simon began his first tour in 20 years without Art Garfunkel.
In 1976 Santana appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1977 Led Zeppelin played before 76,000 Michigan fans, breaking the group's own world attendance record.
In 1977 The Kinks, James Brown, and Kenny Rogers appeared on NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special."
In 1982 Diana Ross received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1984 Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson recorded "State of Shock."
In 1985 Mick Jagger's album "She's The Boss" was certified gold.
In 1986 Michael Jackson re-signed as Pepsi's commercial spokesman for a reported $15 million.
In 1989 Hank Williams' private jet was seized by police in Baton Rouge, LA after Williams gave a short profanity-filled performance.
In 1989 Vicki Carr and Linda Ronstadt performed at a UCLA Mexican Arts benefit.
In 1989 "If You Don't Love Me By Now" by Simply, Red enters the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1991 Madonna's "Truth or Dare" movie premiered in Hollywood.
In 1992 Whitney Houston's first TV special, "This Is My Life," aired on ABC. On the program, she announces her engagement to Bobby Brown.
In 1992 Frederick's of Hollywood offered a $1000 reward for the return of Madonna's bustier stolen from its lingerie museum during the Los Angeles riots.
In 1992 Annie Lennox's album "Diva" was released.
In 1992 Queen's album "Classic Queen" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1994 Pearl Jam filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department against Ticketmaster, alleging the company has a monopoly on the concert ticket selling business.
In 1994 Garth Brooks hosted his second TV special on NBC.
In 1995 Melissa Etheridge's "Come To My Window" and "I'm the Only One" set a record with back-to-back singles on Billboard's Hot 100 for at least 40 weeks.
In 1997 Crosby Stills & Nash, the Jackson Five, the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, the Young Rascals, and Parliament were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1997 Neil Young boycotted his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of Buffalo Springfield. Young objected to rampant commercialism and the $1,200-a-plate dinner.
In 1997 The Spice Girls' single "Say You'll Be There" was released, as was Hanson's album "Middle Of Nowhere."
In 1998 Eddie Rabbitt ("I Love A Rainy Night") died of lung cancer at age 56 in Nashville.
In 1998 "You're Still The One" by Shania Twain was certified platinum.
In 2000 John Mellencamp received an honorary doctorate of music from Indiana University.
In 2000 Charlotte Church took the British Artist of the Year award at the inaugural Classical Brit Awards in London.
In 2001 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his wife Skylar had a baby boy.
In 2002 Lenny Kravitz was the inaugural recipient of Microsoft's Windows Media Innovation Award, honoring achievements in digital media.
In 2002 Songwriter Otis Blackwell ("Don't Be Cruel," "Great Balls of Fire") died at age 70.
In 2002 Ray Charles was presented with an honorary doctorate of philosophy degree at Albany State University in Albany, GA.