In 1947 "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" by Tex Williams the #1 on the charts.
In 1958 Buddy Holly weds Maria Elena Santiago in Lubbock, Texas.
In 1960 "Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1960 "It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for five weeks.
In 1964 MGM signed Dave Clark 5 to star in the film "Having a Wild Weekend."
In 1964 "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Dean Martin was #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1965 The Beatles played to their largest audience, over 56,000, in Shea Stadium grossing $304,000.
1966 The Monkees' first single, "Last Train To Clarksville," was released.
In 1969 450,000 gathered when Woodstock began on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York. The historic 3-day event featured performances by Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Janis Joplin, the Who, and the Grateful Dead.
In 1970 "Closer To Home" by Grand Funk Railroad entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1974 Steely Dan appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.
In 1980, George Harrison's "I Me Mine" biography was published.
In 1981 The Rolling Stones began rehearsals for a tour at Longview Farm in rural Massachusetts.
In 1981 "Arthur's Theme (The Best You Can Do)" by Christopher Cross entered the U.S. Top 40 chart.
In 1981 "Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for nine weeks.
In 1983 "Every Breath You Take" by the Police was certified gold.
In 1984 Composer Norman Petty (Buddy Holly's producer) died at age 57.
In 1985 Loverboy's album "Lovin' Every Minute Of It" was released.
In 1987 Keith Richards began two weeks of solo recording at Montreal's Le Studio.
In 1989 Bobby Brown's song "Rock Wit' Cha" was released.
1991 750,000 attended Paul Simon's free concert in New York's Central Park.
In 1992 Over 700 Madonna fans gathered at a hotel in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan, to celebrate her 34th birthday.
In 1992 "End Of The Road" by Boyz II Men hit #1 on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for 13 weeks.
1994 The album "3 Tenors In Concert 1994" by Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti was released.
In 1995 Vince Neil's 4-year-old daughter, Skylar, died of multiple organ failure. She'd been born with severe health problems.
In 1995 Garbage's self-titled debut album, "Garbage," was released.
In 1995 "Colors Of The Wind" by Vanessa Williams is certified gold.
In 1996 A women's shelter in Long Island, NY, refused to accept money from a benefit concert featuring James Brown. Brown's wife had accused him of assaulting her in the past.
In 1997 Blues Traveler kicked off their tour in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 1997 Leann Rimes' single "You Light Up My Life" was released.
In 1997 Ozzy Osbourne's album "Blizzard Of Oz" went quadruple platinum.
In 2000 David Bowie and wife Iman had their first daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones.
In 2002 In a Nashville courtroom, Deana Carter avoided jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired. Instead, she receives a sentence of community service and a fine.
In 2004 Phish performed their final show during a weekend-long festival in Coventry, Vermont.