1964 Bobby Darin begins filming his eighth movie, That Funny Feeling (co-starring with wife Sandra Dee), in Hollywood.
1961 Kurt Neumann (singer, songwriter and guitarist for The BoDeans) is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1961 Ray Charles lands his second #1 US hit when "Hit The Road Jack" goes to the top.
1958 Eddie Cochran records "C'mon Everybody."
1948 Jackson Browne is born Clyde Jackson Browne in Heidelberg, Germany, where his American serviceman father is stationed.
1944 John Entwistle (bass player for The Who) is born John Alec Entwistle in London, England.
1939 Blues/soul singer O.V. Wright is born Overton Vertis Wright in Lenow, Tennessee. Among others, known for the 1964 hit ballad "That's How Strong My Love Is," covered the following year by Otis Redding.
1937 Tenor saxophonist Pat Burke (of The Foundations) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1931 Russ Columbo records "Prisoner Of Love."
On what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, a section of Central Park in New York City is christened "Strawberry Fields" in his memory.Read more
2007 Josh Groban releases his Christmas album Noël. It becomes the top-selling album of 2007 and one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time.
2006 During a concert at Madison Square Garden, Barbra Streisand makes some disparaging remarks about President Bush. An audience member yells, "What is this, a fund raiser?" and Streisand stuns the crowd with her retort: "Why don't you shut the f--k up."
2001 U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys.
1984 The extraordinarily popular children's show Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends begins its run on BBC-TV, featuring a narrator by the name of Ringo Starr.
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