The number one single today in 1956:
Today in 1962, the Everly Brothers, on leave from the U.S. Marine Corps, appeared on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Shew:
The number one British single today in 1965:
The number one single today in 1967:
Today in 1980, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman said he intended to retire from the Stones upon their 20th anniversary in 1982.
He was 11 years off.
The number one British album today in 1984 was Simple Minds’ “Sparkle in the Rain”:
The number one single today in 1987:
The number one British album today in 1989 was Fine Young Cannibals’ “The Raw and the Cooked”:
Today in 2008, fans of the Carpenters objected to plans to bulldoze the family’s house in Downey, Calif., immortalized on their “Now and Then” album cover:
The owners of the house were tired of fans peeking into the windows and leaving floral tributes for Karen Carpenter.
Birthdays begin with Robert Luke Harshman, better known as songwriter Bobby Hart:
Dennis DeYoung of Styx:
Judy Kay “Juice” Newton:
Robbie Bachman of Bachman–Turner Overdrive: