In 1952 8-year-old Gladys Knight Winston $2000 and a gold cup for her rendition of "Too Young" on "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour."
In 1957 "Diana" by Paul Anka entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1958 John Lennon's mother, Julia, was killed in an auto accident in Liverpool. She was run over by an off-duty policeman.
In 1963 Filming began on the movie "Viva Las Vegas" starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret.
In 1963 Paul McCartney was 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 entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1967 Frank & Nancy Sintra appeared on the Saturday Evening Post cover for the cover story "What's Happening in Pop Music."
In 1967 "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1968 Nat King Cole's album "Best Of Nat King Cole" was released.
In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival's album "Cosmo's Factory" was released.
In 1972 "Everybody Plays The Fool" by Main Ingredient entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 "Too Late To Turn Back Now" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1972 Elton John hit #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 announced his retirement from the Kinks and then attempted suicide.
In 1976 The Beatles appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1976 "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band was certified gold.
In 1978 Bob Dylan performed 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 began a successful run on Broadway in Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta "The Pirates Of Penzance."
In 1980 "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John was certified gold.
In 1985 Mick Jagger shot the "Hard Woman" video in Los Angeles.
In 1985 The Cars' album "Heartbeat City" was certified triple platinum.
In 1989 Pink Floyd performed 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 was #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 The Black Crowes' album "Southern Harmony And Musical Companion" was certified gold and platinum.
In 1994 Phil Collins announced he was divorcing his wife, Jill.
In 1995 Queen Latifah's bodyguard was shot when two teenagers tried to carjack her BMW in New York City.
In 1997 Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing" was released.
In 1998 Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer suffered 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 kicked 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" were both certified gold.
In 1999 Bruce Springsteen began 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, married 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 were both certified gold.