1942 Ralph Ellis (guitarist for The Swinging Blue Jeans) is born in Liverpool, England.
1927 Jazz pianist/composer Dick Hyman is born in New York City.
1869 French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz dies aged 65. He is best known for his 1830 dream-like Symphonie fantastique.
1970 Diana Ross performs for the first time as a solo artist, starting an 11-night engagement at the Monticello in Framingham, Massachusetts, where she hones her act for her Las Vegas debut in May. She left The Supremes two months earlier.
1969 The Small Faces break up when lead singer Steve Marriott leaves the band. Marriott forms Humble Pie, and the remaining members rechristen themselves The Faces after adding new lead singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ron Wood.
1969 "Happy Birthday" becomes the first song to be performed in outer space when the astronauts on Apollo IX sing it to celebrate the birthday of the director of NASA space operations, Christopher Kraft.
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