In 1944 Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys make their debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1962 Brenda Lee is slightly injured when she runs into her burning Nashville home to rescue her poodle, Cee Cee.
In 1966 The Beatles record "When I'm 64" at Abbey Road Studios in London.
In 1966 Billboard magazine reports that the Beatles held the #1 position on the charts in 13 countries.
In 1967 "Hello Goodbye" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1969 "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul and Mary is certified gold.
In 1972 Nilsson's album "Son Of Schmilsson" is certified gold.
In 1972 "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" by the Spinners enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 The entity known as The Beatles legally comes to an end, four years after Paul McCartney sued his bandmates to dissolve the partnership.
In 1976 Abba receives a gold record for their "Greatest Hits" album.
In 1977 The Sex Pistols scheduled U.S. debut concert in Pittsburgh is cancelled due to visa problems.
In 1978 A 40-foot giant inflatable pig being photographed for a Pink Floyd album cover breaks loose and floats away over London.
In 1979 Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, who had written the scores of "Oklahoma!" and "The Sound Of Music," dies at age 77.
In 1979 Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband.
In 1980 The Beach Boys receive a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
In 1981 The J. Geils Band's album "Freeze Frame" is certified gold.
In 1988 Terence Trent D'Arby and girlfriend Mary Vango become parents to daughter Seraphina.
In 1989 Nirvana's Krist Novoselic marries Shelli Dilley in Tacoma, WA.
In 1991 Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa become the parents of daughter Jessica Rae.
In 1992 Bobby Brown kicks off a North American tour.
In 1993 Deni Hines marries INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly.
In 1994 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album and Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" are inducted to the NARAS Hall of Fame.
In 1995 Elton John is awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire).
In 1995 "Free As A Bird" by The Beatles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1996 A federal judge in Houston rules in favor of a bar named the "Velvet Elvis" in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
In 1999 George Harrison fights off a knife-wielding intruder who broke into his mansion west of London and stabbed him in the chest.
In 1999 The Smashing Pumpkins appears as the "blind date" at the Miller Genuine Draft Blind Date concert in Dublin.
In 2002 Diana Ross is arrested for drunk driving in Tucson, Arizona.