- 1919 - Pete Seeger (93)
- 1933 - James Brown (d. 2006)
- 1934 - Frankie Valli (78)
- 1944 - Pete Staples (Troggs) (68)
- 1948 - John Richardson (Rubettes) (64)
- 1950 - Mary Hopkins (62)
- 1951 - Christopher Cross (61)
- 1953 - Bruce Hall (REO Speedwagon) (59)
- 1953 - Van McLain (Shooting Star) (59)
- 1955 - Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) (57)
- 1959 - David Ball (Soft Cell) (53)
- 1996 - Patsy Montana (87)
On This Day:
- 1964 - Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. broadcast debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.
- 1967 - The Walker Brothers announced they were splitting up.
- 1968 - The Beach Boys opened a U.S. tour with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi opening for them.
- 1971 - New York's Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center announced it would be putting on concerts with pop, rock and jazz artists along with their regular classical offerings.
- 1976 - Paul McCartney played his first show in the U.S. in almost ten years.
- 1977 - Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow did a benefit concert for the New York Public Library.
- 1983 - Kajagoogoo began their first tour of the U.K.
- 1986 - Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood, opened in Pigeon Forge, TN.
- 1995 - The Nevile Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair are inducted onto the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame.
- 1997 - Katrina and the Waves won the Eurovision Song Contest for Love Shine a Light.
- 2004 - The U.S. Supreme Court turned down bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake who had sued Ozzy Osbourne over royalties.
- 2006 - The first edition of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour aired on XM Satellite Radio.
- 1991 - Andy Williams and Debbie Haas
- 2006 - Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) and Donna D'Errico (filed)
- 1968 - Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1975 - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn (3 weeks)
- 1986 - Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer (1 week)
- 1997 - Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G. (3 weeks)
- 2008 - Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1975 - Chicago VIII - Chicago (2 weeks)
- 1980 - Against the Wind - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (6 weeks)
- 2003 - Thankful - Kelly Clarkson (1 week)
- 2008 - E=MC2 - Mariah Carey (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1975 - Oh Boy - Mud (2 weeks)
- 1980 - Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners (2 weeks)
- 1992 - Please Don't Go/Game Boy - KWS (5 weeks)
- 1998 - Under the Bridge/Lady Marmalade - All Saints (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1969 - Best of the Seekers - Seekers (1 week (5 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1975 - Once Upon a Star - Bay City Rollers (3 weeks)
- 1980 - Sky 2 - Sky (2 weeks)
- 1997 - Tellin' Stories - Charlatans (2 weeks)
- 1998 - Mezzanine - Massive Attack (2 weeks)
- 2009 - Together Through Life - Bob Dylan (2 weeks)