1981 Hubert Johnson of The Contours commits suicide at age 40.
1976 Andy Gibb marries his girlfriend Kim Reeder in Australia.
1976 Frank Sinatra marries for the fourth time, this time to Barbara Marx, former wife of the Marx Brothers' Zeppo Marx.
1975 Rapper Lil' Kim is born Kimberly Denise Jones in New York City.
1971 The first stage performance of Jesus Christ, Superstar takes place in Pittsburgh.
1970 The Who release their cover of "Summertime Blues."
1970 The soundtrack to the film Woodstock hits #1 in America.
1970 Three Dog Night's "Mama Told Me Not To Come" hits #1 in America.
1969 The Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Women."
1966 Elvis Presley begins filming his 24th motion picture, Double Trouble.
1965 Scott Shriner (bassist for Weezer) is born in Toledo, Ohio.
1964 Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves Somebody" enters the charts
1962 The Telstar satellite, the first active communications satellite, is launched by AT&T, inspiring the Tornadoes' instrumental hit of the same name later that year.
Jerry Garcia, who has a passion for painting and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, introduces a line of neckties he designed.Read more
1996 The night before a show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin dies at age 34 after shooting heroin with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, who is fired from the band a few days later (he returns to the fold in 1999). The Sarah McLachlan song "Angel" is inspired by Melvoin's death.
1979 The space station Skylab crashes to Earth after six years in space. Leading up to the event, Electric Light Orchestra take out ads in trade magazines dedicating their new single, "Don't Bring Me Down," to Skylab.
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