1960, Ray Charles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Georgia On My Mind', a No.24 hit in the UK. His cover of Hoagy Carmichael's 1930 standard, became the first of three No.1 hits for the singer.
1962, The Beatles played the final show of a 14 night run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
1967, A 16 date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice and Amen Corner kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. All acts played two shows per night.
1969, 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts. It was the first No.1 performed by cartoon characters.
1971, Velvet Underground, Renaissance and Audience all appeared at Bumpers, London, tickets 75p.
1975, Queen played the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England, the first nights on their 78-date A Night At The Opera World Tour.
1976, The Flamin Groovies, The Troggs and The Damned all appeared at The Roundhouse, London, tickets £1.70.
1977, Kiss played the first date on their 51-date Alive II Tour at the Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1981, Queen started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their 'Greatest Hits' album.
1981, The Police had their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic', a No.3 hit in the US.
1987, George Michael went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album 'Faith', also No.1 in the US
1987, The soundtrack from the film 'Dirty Dancing' went to No.1 on the US album chart.
1987, T'Pau started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'China In Your Hand'. The song's title according to singer Carol Decker is the effect you get if you hold a china cup to a light, you can see your hand through it.
1990, Record producer Frank Farin fired Milli Vanilli singers Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan because they were insisting on singing on their new album.
1991, Over 1,000 New Kids On The Block fans were given medical treatment after a minor riot during a concert in Berlin, Germany.
1992, Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Keep The Faith' their second UK No.1 LP.
1992, The Heights started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Do You Talk To An Angel', taken from the US TV series 'The Five Heartbeats'.
1995, Blur brought chaos to traffic in central London, England when over 3,000 fans turned up for a signing at 'Book's Etc' in Charring Cross Road.
1996, Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia. The couple had met when he was diagnosed with vitiligo in the mid-1980s, and she was working as his dermatologist's assistant. The couple divorced on October 8, 1999, with Rowe giving full custody rights of the children to Jackson with Rowe receiving an $8-million settlement.
1999, Robbie Williams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She's The One / It's Only Us', his second UK No.1. 'She's The One' was written by World Party leader Karl Wallinger. Williams scored six other chart toppers as a member of Take That.
2000, UK Music shops HMV refused to stock the new single by The Offspring after the band decided to give the track away as a free download on their official website.