<b>2001 - </b>Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 198

2001 - Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 1989-95, faced a nominal 18-month prison sentence.

2000 - The Del McCoury Band is named entertainer of the year for the fourth consecutive year at the International Blue grass Music Association Awards in Louisville, Ky.

1997 - On stage at the Grand Ole Opry, Vince Gill honors his late friend and influence, John Denver. Gill plays "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and invites the audience to sing along.

1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "True Colors," Cyndi Lauper.

1985 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Take On Me," a-ha. The group is the first from Norway to have a No. 1 hit in the United States.

1969 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Can't Get Next to You," The Temptations.

1957 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Jailhouse Rock," Elvis Presley.

1949 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "That Lucky Old Sun," Frankie Laine.

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