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2000 : Eminem's second album, The Marshall Mathers LP becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week.
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Births (7)

1909 : Benny Goodman
1944 : Lenny Davidson (The Dave Clark Five)
1955 : Topper Headon (The Clash)
1958 : Marie Fredriksson (Roxette)
1964 : Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave)
1964 : Wynonna
1971 : Patrick Dalheimer (Live)

Charts (1)

1988 : No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: George Michael's One More Try

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1997 : Yanni becomes the first Western artist in modern times to perform at the Forbidden City in Beijing. Despite strict regulations (including a 40-decibel sound limit), the show is a success as the Chinese welcome the Greek musician.

Deaths (5)

1980 : Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominos)
1993 : Sun Ra
1996 : John Kahn (The Jerry Garcia Band)
2000 : Tex Beneke (The Glenn Miller Orchestra)
2003 : Mickie Most

Health Issues (1)

2002 : Diana Ross enters a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Los Angeles.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1992 : Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell, a singer known for her song What I Am. Simon, who was previously married to Carrie Fisher, was 26 years older than Brickell when they wed.

Miscellaneous (2)

1987 : The Los Angeles Times reports that Michael Jackson has offered $50,000 for the bones of "The Elephant Man," John Merrick, who died in 1890. Said Jackson's manager: "Jackson has a high degree of respect for the memory of Merrick. He has read and studied all material about the Elephant Man, and has visited the hospital in London twice to view Merrick's remains."
2000 : Eminem's second album, The Marshall Mathers LP becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week.

Music and Politics (1)

1989 : Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) appears on a British TV show called Hypotheticals, where he addresses the fatwa issued against the author Salman Rushdie. Islam seems to support the fatwa - when asked if he would attend a protest where a Rushdie effigy is burned, he replies, "I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing."

The remarks alienate many Cat Stevens fans, including members of the band 10,000 Maniacs, who pull their cover of "Peace Train" from future pressings of the In My Tribe album.

Recordings (1)

1968 : The Beatles begin recording their White Album

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1963 : Lesley Gore makes her first TV appearance, performing "It's My Party" on American Bandstand.
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