The number one single today in 1959:
The number one single today in 1963:
Since a new Billboard Hot 100 list came out today, this was the number one single six days later, when John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy traveled to Dallas.
The number one album today in 1968 was the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Electric Ladyland”:
The number one single today in 1974 …
… came from the number one album, John Lennon’s “Walls and Bridges”:
The short list of birthdays begins with Winfred “Blue” Lovett of the Manhattans …
… and ends with Racine’s own Chi Coltrane: