John Denver's last recording, The Unplugged Collection, is released.
John Denver, an avid amateur pilot who loves flying experimental aircraft, is the victim of a fatal plane crash. The airplane he flies has a fuel selection valve behind the pilot's head, forcing him to balance on the right rudder in order to switch tanks. That day, Denver leaves the airport with less fuel than he should have. He hits the right rudder when attempting to switch tanks, causing him to plow into the Pacific Ocean. Denver was the aircraft's sole occupant.More
John Denver crashes his 1963 Porsche into a tree near his home in Aspen, Colorado, exactly one year after a previous arrest for driving while impaired.
The John Denver TV special Thank God, I'm A Country Boy airs on ABC.
John Denver's LP Windsong hits #1.
John Denver's album Back Home Again hits #1 in America.
John Denver's first hit, "Take Me Home Country Roads," peaks at #2 on the Hot 100.
John Denver is born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. in Roswell, New Mexico.
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