Births1933: Clyde McPhatter (Drifters)
1934: Timmy Thomas
1940: Justine "Baby" Washington
1943: John Hammond Jr.
1946: Ray Wylie Hubbard
1949: Terry Reid
1949: Roger Steen (The Tubes)
Deaths1984: Don Addrisi (The Addrisi Brothers)
1992: Ronnie Bond (The Troggs)
1996: Bill Doggett
1999: Donald Mills (The Mills Brothers)
1999: R.J. Vealey (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
2002: Michael Stewart (We Five)
Events1956: Dickie Goodman and Bill Buchanan (known as novelty records duo Buchanan and Goodman) appear in a New York City court to begin untangling the thicket of lawsuits brought on by their hit "Flying Saucer," which utilizes any number of "drop-ins" of other artists' hit records for comedic effect.
1960: Sammy Davis Jr. marries Swedish actress May Britt, one of the first public celebrity interracial marriages.
1961: Hank Ballard of the Midnighters is the guest contestant on today's episode of CBS-TV's To Tell The Truth, there (along with two lookalikes) as the inventor of the "twist" craze.
1966: Beatles manager Brian Epstein hosts a party at his home in Chapel Street, Belgravia, London. Guests include The Four Tops, John Lennon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Donovan, Eric Burdon, Georgie Fame, and the Animals' Hilton Valentine.
1967: The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones buys Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England, the former home of Winnie the Pooh writer A.A. Milne. Statues of Pooh characters dot the ground.
1968: The Beatles' Yellow Submarine film premieres in New York.
1969: John Lennon purchases the island Dorinch off the Ireland coast and invites any hippie who wishes to live there.
1973: Jerry Lee Lewis' son Jerry Lee Jr. is killed in a highway accident near Hernando, MS. The elder Lewis had already lost his only other son, Steven Allen, in a 1962 drowning.
1974: An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore crashes a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, IA, having already conned food and shelter from several Deep Purple fans.
1985: New York's Whitney Museum presents an exhibition celebrating Bob Dylan's 25 years in the music industry.
1992: 90,000 people attend Elton John's Mexico City concert, his first in the country.
1997: Ray Charles conducts his first-ever online chat at rhino.com.
2005: Astronauts on at the US space station in orbit around the Earth are woken up today by Paul McCartney, singing "Good Day Sunshine" live from his concert in Anaheim, CA.
Releases1961: The Tokens, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
1965: The McCoys, "Fever"
1971: Three Dog Night, "Old Fashioned Love Song"
1971: Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman
1971: Pink Floyd, Meddle
Charts1954: Eddie Fisher's "I Need You Now" hits #1
1961: Patsy Cline's "Crazy" enters the charts
1961: Solomon Burke's "Just Out of My Reach" enters the charts
1965: James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)" enters the charts
1965: The Sound of Music soundtrack album hits #1
1971: Santana's Santana 3 album hits #1
1976: Rod Stewart's "Tonight's the Night" hits #1
Certifications1973: Peter, Paul and Mary's In The Wind album is certified gold
1975: Morris Albert's "Feelings" is certified gold