The number one single today in 1966 was presumably played on the radio on days other than Mondays:
Today is the anniversary of the last Beatles U.S. single release, “Long and Winding Road” (the theme music of the Schenk Middle School eighth-grade Dessert Dance about this time in 1979):
The number one album today in 1977 was the Eagles’ “Hotel California”:
The number one single today in 1988:
Today in 1991, Wilson Pickett expressed his discontent with Englewood, N.J., city government by driving his car on the mayor’s lawn, hitting an 86-year-old man, and yelling death threats.
Pickett was charged with having — surprise! — open intoxicants in his car.
Birthdays begin with one-hit wonder Jimmy Ruffin:
Bill Kreutzmann played drums for the Grateful Dead:
Prairie Prince of The Tubes:
Anne Dudley of Art of Noise:
Marty Wilson-Piper, guitarist and songwriter for The Church:
Two deaths of note today: Ron Wilson, drummer of the Surfaris, in 1989 …
… and Eddie Rabbitt in 1998: