- 1913 - Woody Herman (d. 1987)
- 1919 - Liberace (d. 1987)
- 1929 - Betty Carter (d. 1998)
- 1932 - Isaac "Red" Holt (Young-Holt Unlimited) (80)
- 1944 - Billy Cobham (68)
- 1946 - Robert Fripp (King Crimson) (66)
- 1946 - Roger Earl (Foghat) (66)
- 1947 - Darrell Sweet (Nazareth) (d. 1999)
- 1947 - Barbara Lee (Chiffons) (d. 1992)
- 1950 - Jock Bartley (Firefall) (62)
- 1951 - Jonathan Richman (Modern Lovers) (61)
- 1953 - Richard Page (Mr. Mister) (59)
- 1955 - Hazel O'Conner (57)
- 1958 - Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) (55)
- 1965 - Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) (47)
- 1966 - Janet Jackson (46)
- 1968 - Ralph Tresvant, Jr. (New Edition) (44)
- 1990 - Sammy Davis, Jr. - Throat cancer (64)
- 1993 - Marv Johnson - Stroke (54)
- 1999 - Jean Davis (co-founder of the Glastonbury Festival) - Cancer (60)
- 2010 - Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell) - Stomach cancer (67)
On This Day:
- 1965 - The limousine carrying the Rolling Stones away from a show in Long Beach, CA was attacked by fans who started to cave the roof in while standing on it.
- 1969 - Jack Casady of the Jefferson Airplane was arrested for marijuana possession. He was given a 2-1/2 year suspended sentence.
- 1969 - Pete Townshend was jailed for assaulting a man who, unbeknownst to him was a plain clothes police officer, who jumped on the stage during their show to warn the crowd of a fire. He was fined $30.
- 1970 - Randy Bachman left the Guess Who.
- 1972 - The Oakland Coliseum hosted The Baddest Soul Show of 1982 with Al Green, Etta James, Joe Simon with J.J. Malone, Little Denise, Harvey Mandel and Paul Lagos.
- 1974 - Brian May was flown back to England, leaving Queen's tour of the U.S., when he collapsed from hepatitis.
- 1976 - Patti Smith played her first show in Britain at the Roundhouse in London.
- 1980 - Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes of the Buggles joined Yes, replacing Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson.
- 1980 - Dr. George C. Nichopoulous, personal physician to Elvis Presley, was indicted in Memphis of 14 counts of over-prescribing drugs.
- 1983 - The special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever aired, including the first performance of Michael Jackson's Moonwalk.
- 1984 - Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Dallas for public intoxication while walking down Beale Street.
- 1992 - Kiss started the European leg of their Revenge World Tour in Glasgow, Scotland.
- 1998 - The Rolling Stones were forced to cancel a number of stops on their Bridges to Babylon Tour when Keith Richards fell reaching for a book in his home and broke a number of ribs.
- 2000 - Prince announced that he will begin using his name again.
- 2000 - An exhibition of art called What My Heart Has Seen opens in London. The artist is Tony Bennett.
- 1981 - Martin Chambers (Pretenders) and Tracy Atkinson
- 1986 - Elvis Costello and Caitlin O'Riordan (Pogues)
- 1986 - Robert Fripp and Toyah
- 1987 - David Crosby and Jan Dance
- 1968 - Polk Salad Annie - Tony Joe White
- 1966 - Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
- 1980 - McCartney II - Paul McCartney
- 1984 - When Doves Cry - Prince
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1953 - The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) - Percy Faith (10 weeks)
- 1964 - My Guy - Mary Wells (2 weeks)
- 1981 - Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (5 weeks)
- 1987 - With or Without You - U2 (3 weeks)
- 1970 - Deja Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1 week)
- 1981 - Hi Infidelity - R.E.O. Speedwagon (6 weeks (9 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1998 - Before These Crowded Streets - Dave Matthews Band (1 week)
- 2009 - Together Through Life - Bob Dylan (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1958 - Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis (6 weeks)
- 1970 - Back Home - England World Cup Squad "70" (3 weeks)
- 1993 - All That She Wants - Ace of Base (3 weeks)
- 1999 - You Needed Me - Boyzone (1 week)
- 2004 - F.U.R.B. (Fuck You Right Back) - Frankee (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1992 - 1992: The Love Album - Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (1 week)
- 1999 - The Hush - Texas (1 week)
- 2004 - Hopes and Fears - Keane (2 weeks)
- 2010 - Night Train - Keane (1 week)