In 1927 "Show Boat," one of the significant works of American musical theatre, opened at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
In 1932 Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.
In 1940 "Stardust" by Tommy Dorsey debuts on the charts.
In 1957 Elvis Presley received a temporary draft deferment that allowed him to finish filming "King Creole."
In 1958 David & Ricky Nelson appeared on the cover of TV Guide.
In 1958 John Lennon met his future wife, Cynthia Powell, in a class at the Liverpool College Of Art.
In 1960 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles performed "Shop Around" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1963 The London Times named John Lennon & Paul McCartney "Outstanding Composers" of the year.
In 1964 The Supremes appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" for the first time.
In 1968 Jimi Hendrix appeared on BBC's "The Lulu Show."
In 1969 Mick Jagger appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1969 "Someday We'll Be Together" by the Supremes was #1 on the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1971 The "Sonny & Cher Show" began a four-and-a-half-year run on CBS-TV.
In 1975 "Fanny" by the Bee Gees and "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)" by the Four Seasons both entered the U.S. top 40 charts.
In 1975 "Let's Do It Again" by Staple Singers was #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1980 John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over" hit #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1982 Billy Joel performed a special show for (and in) Allentown, PA.
In 1983 Van Halen's album "1984" was released.
In 1985 Duran Duran's Simon LeBon marries Yasmin Parvanah.
In 1985 Jerry Lee Lewis filed for divorce from his sixth wife, 23-year-old Kerrie. The couple later reconciled.
In 1991 Nine fans were killed trying to get into a packed Heavy D. & the Boyz and Run DMC charity basketball game.
In 1992 Harry Connick Jr. was arrested for having a 9mm gun in New York's JFK airport.
In 1994 Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas" album was certified gold, platinum, and triple platinum.
In 1999 Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez were arrested following a shooting at a New York dance club that wounded 3 people. Charges against Lopez were dropped. Puff Daddy was acquitted of gun and bribery charges.
In 2003 Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," died in Celebration, Florida, of the flu. She was 74.
In 2005 The body of Barry Cowsill (The Cowsills), who had been missing since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans earlier that year, was found in the city's Charles Street Wharf. He was 51.