Today in 1945, Billboard magazine published the first album chart, which makes Nat King Cole’s “The King Cole Trio” the number one number one album.
The number one British album today in 1973 was Alice Cooper’s “Billion Dollar Babies”:
The number one single today in 1973:
The number one single today in 1979:
The number one British single today in 1985:
The number one single today in 1990:
Today in 1992, a Chicago judge approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Milli Vanilli, with cash rebates of up to $3 to anyone who could prove they purchased a Milli Vanilli song before Nov. 27, 1990.
Nov. 27, 1990 is the date that the winners of the 1989 Grammy Award for Best New Artist were revealed to have lip-synched all their songs, after 30 million singles and 14 million albums sold.
Today in 2001, a section of Georgia 19 in Macon, Ga., was named Duane Allman Boulevard:
Birthdays begin with Lee Oskar of War:
Dougie Thompson played bass for Supertramp:
Sharon Corr of the Corrs:
Two deaths of note today: Harold Melvin in 1997 …
… and Motown drummer Uriel Jones in 2009:
And, by the way, happy birthday to San Francisco Police Lt. Frank Bullitt: