In 1893 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin, Italy.
In 1896 The Puccini opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin.
In 1950 RCA introduces the first 45 rpm record player.
In 1960 "Wild One" by Bobby Rydell enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 Bobby Darin purchases the Trinity Music publishing firm.
In 1964 Matthew Welsh, the governor of Indiana, issues a ban on "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen, calling it "pornographic."
In 1964 Bob Dylan's album "The Times They Are A Changin'" is released.
In 1964 "Dawn (Go Away)" by the Four Seasons enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 "I Want To Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top40 chart and stayed there for 7 weeks.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones' album "The Rolling Stones Now" is released.
In 1967 Frank Sinatra and daughter Nancy record "Something Stupid."
In 1967 The Monkees' album "More Of The Monkees" is released.
In 1968 Universal Studios offers the Doors $500,000 to star in a feature film.
In 1969 Joni Mitchell performs at Carnegie Hall for the first time.
In 1969 The single "Time Is Tight" by Booker T. & The MG's is released.
In 1969 "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 "Crimson And Clover" by Tommy James & the Shondells hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there 2 weeks.
In 1971 The Raiders' single "Indian Reservation" is released.
In 1973 Diana Ross appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1973 Elvis Presley's album "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" isreleased.
In 1974 Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell quits the band for health reasons.
In 1975 Elvis Presley arranges for daughter, Lisa Marie, to meet her favorite singer, Elton John, on her seventh birthday.
In 1975 "Laughter In The Rain" by Neil Sedaka is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1976 "Eagles-Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is released.
In 1977 The film "Genesis in Concert" premieres in London, with Princess Anne in attendance.
In 1978 Paul Simon's album "Greatest Hits, Etc." is certified platinum.
In 1980 "Heartache Tonight" by the Eagles is certified gold.
In 1983 Quiet Riot's album "Metal Health," which contained the single "Bang Your Head," is released.
In 1985 Glenn Frey makes his acting debut as a drug-running pilot in a "Miami Vice" episode based on his song "Smuggler's Blues."
In 1986 Diana Ross marries shipping mogul Arne Ness.
In 1986 "R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A." by John Cougar Mellencamp enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1988 The Cars announced the group had disbanded.
In 1992 "Save The Best For Last" by Vanessa Williams and "I Can't Dance" by Genesis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" by George Michael & Elton John is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1992 Nirvana's album "Nevermind" hits #1 on the Billboard albums chart for the second time.
In 1993 Reba McEntire makes a guest appearance on the CBS-TV sitcom"Evening Shade" starring Burt Reynolds.
In 1993 Diana Ross appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1994 "The Power Of Love" by Celine Dion is certified gold.
In 1996 American Music Awards executive producer Dick Clark announces that the Artist Of The Year award would become a "traveling trophy," as suggested by that year's winner, Garth Brooks.
In 1999 Sugar Ray's album "14:59" is certified gold.
In 2000 Tina Turner's album "Twenty Four Seven" and Tracy Chapman's album "Telling Stories" are both released.
In 2000 Elvis Presley's album "Elvis Presley Gospel Treasury" goes gold.
In 2001 LeAnn Rimes directly addresses her fans on the web about her ongoing legal wrangling and to apologize for the recently released album "I Need You," which she said Curb Records issued without her cooperation.
In 2004 Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Kid Rock and Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII where Jackson does her now infamous breast baring stunt.