1938 Country singer Billie Jo Spears is born in Beaumont, Texas. Her first hit is "Mr. Walker It's All Over" in 1969.
1938 Jack Jones is born in Hollywood, California, to actor Allan Jones and actress Irene Hervey.
1936 Harriet Hilliard records "Get Thee Behind Me Satan."
1936 Soul singer Clarence Carter is born in Montgomery, Alabama.
1931 Caterina Valente is born to Italian parents in Paris, France.
1929 Country singer Billy Walker is born in Ralls, Texas. Known for the 1962 hit "Charlie's Shoes."
1917 Jazz trumpeter Billy Butterfield is born in Middletown, Ohio. In 1940, he plays a legendary solo on Artie Shaw's hit rendition of "Stardust."
1908 Russ Columbo is born Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo in Camden, New Jersey.
1676 Italian composer Francesco Cavalli dies at age 73.
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1984 Madonna makes her first appearance on American Bandstand. When asked by Dick Clark about her ambitions (blonde or otherwise), the singer replies: "To rule the world."
1973 Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" special is the first concert featuring just one performer to be broadcast live via satellite. Australia, Japan and other nearby countries see it live, while most other territories watch it later on tape delay. The concert is released as a double album later in the year.
1970 At the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, The Supremes play their last concert with Diana Ross, who introduces her replacement, Jean Terrell. Ross performs with the group just once more: at the Motown 25 TV special in 1983.
1966 David Jones issues his first recording under the name "David Bowie." Jones changed his last name to Bowie in order to avoid confusion with the Monkees' Davy Jones. The single is called "Can't Help Thinking About Me" and is credited to David Bowie and the Lower Third.
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