In 1957 "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 8 weeks.
In 1958 Van Cliburn became the first American to win the Tchaikovsky International Piano Contest in Moscow.
In 1959 "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1959 "Come Softly To Me" by the Fleetwoods hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1963 Buck Owens entered the U.S. Country charts with "Act Naturally."
In 1965 The Beatles recorded "Help!"
In 1965 Roger Miller won a then-record 5 Grammy Awards, while the Beatles won their first two Grammys, including one for Best New Artist. Bill Cosby wins the first of six straight Comedy Grammys.
In 1966 The Beatles recorded "Paperback Writer" at Abbey Road studios in London.
In 1967 The Rolling Stones played their first concert behind the Iron Curtain in Warsaw, Poland, where police broke up a riot among fans unable to get tickets using tear gas.
In 1968 "A Beautiful Morning" by the Rascals, "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Marvin Gaye, and "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" by Dionne Warwick all entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1968 "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts and stayed there for 5 weeks.
In 1969 Diana Ross appeared (without the Supremes) on Dinah Shore's NBC-TV special.
In 1970 Led Zeppelin's single "Whole Lotta Love" and Chicago's album "Chicago Transit Authority" were certified gold.
In 1973 The Who's Roger Daltry released his first solo album.
In 1973 The Bee Gees hosted ABC-TV's "In Concert" with guests Steely Dan, J. Geils Band, and Focus.
In 1974 "For The Love Of Money" by the O'Jays, "The Streak" by Ray Stevens, and "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" by Olivia Newton-John all entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1974 "Bennie & The Jets" by Elton John was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1979 Suffering from the flu, Van Halen's David Lee Roth collapsed onstage in Spokane, WA, five days into a tour.
In 1979 Sister Sledge hosted NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John and Amii Stewart.
In 1980 After 3883 performances, "Grease" finally ended its Broadway run.
In 1982 David Crosby was arrested for the second time in three weeks for drugs in Dallas.
In 1984 John Lennon's album "Milk & Honey" was certified gold.
In 1985 "We Are The World" by USA For Africa hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and remained there for 4 weeks.
In 1988 After drummer Sly Dunbar performed in court, Patrick Alley's plagiarism suit against Mick Jagger for "Just Another Night" was dismissed.
In 1991 "Miracle" by Whitney Houston and "Unbelievable" by EMF entered the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1991 "I've Been Thinking About You" by Londonbeat was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 charts.
In 1992 Natalie Cole and their husband, Andre Fischer, announced a trial separation.
In 1993 "I'm Every Woman" by Whitney Houston was certified gold.
In 1994 The Los Angeles Times said Kurt Cobain's drug overdose-induced coma the previous month in Rome had been a failed suicide attempt.
In 1994 Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley announced their separation.
In 1994 "Whatta Man" by Salt 'n Pepa was certified platinum.
In 1996 Art Garfunkel taped the first of two career-retrospective concerts at New York's Ellis Island.
In 1999 Brandy, Cher, Whitney Houston, LeAnn Rimes, and Tina Turner, with special guest Elton John, performed on VH1's Divas concert, airing live from New York's Beacon Theater.
In 1999 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album "Echo" was released.
In 2000 Gloria Estefan was among the celebrities who came to Miami's Little Havana neighborhood to show support for the Elian Gonzalez family.
In 2000 Mitch Ryder was in Cleveland to help the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum designate Cleveland's WEWS-TV studios, the home of the "Upbeat" TV show, a historic landmark.
In 2001 A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies appeared on the UPN series "Gary & Mike."