This Day in Music
2001 - Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, whose languishing career made a spectacular comeback with her 2000 release, "Paulina," is the big winner at the third annual El Premio de la Gente Ritmo Lat2001 - Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, whose languishing career made a spectacular comeback with her 2000 release, "Paulina," is the big winner at the third annual El Premio de la Gente Ritmo Latino Music Awards. Rubio wins for album of the year and best female artist of the year, while her hit "Y Yo Sigo Aqui" wins in the music video category.
2000 - Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack De La Rocha quits the politically-charged rock outfit. In a statement, he says, "I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, and from my perspective, has undermined our artistic and political ideal."
1997 - Hanson sings the national anthem at the opening game of the baseball World Series at Miami's Pro Player Stadium.
1992 - Country music singer Lynn Anderson is released from jail in Nashville after serving a two-day contempt of court sentence for swearing at her former husband in front of their teenage children.
1976 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "If You Leave Me Now," Chicago. The song is the group's 11th top 10 hit and the first to go to No. 1.
1969 - The Jackson 5's first performance as a Motown act at the Hollywood Palace.
1961 - Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is born. He wins his first Grammy Award for the 1983 album "Think of One."
1949 - Guitarist Gary Richrath of REO Speedwagon is born in Peoria, Ill.
1926 - Chuck Berry is born in San Jose, Calif. His only No. 1 song is the million-selling novelty song "My Ding-a-Ling" in 1972. He receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1984 and is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. His song "Maybelline" is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988.