American Music Awards
This Day in Music
2001 - R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan.2001 - R.E.M. plays a surprise show at Seattle's Crocodile Cafe, which guitarist Peter Buck co-owns with his wife, Stephanie Dorgan.
2000 - Heather Kinley of the Kinleys hosts the K-9 Classic Charity Golf Tournament at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tenn., outside Nashville. The event benefits ACT Now (Animal Care Taskforce of Nashville, Inc.) and their programs.
1998 - Eddie Nichols, singer for swing band Royal Crown Revue, is arrested in Toledo, Ohio, for allegedly punching a sheriff in a diner. Nichols is charged with a felony and held without bail over a weekend.
1995 - Former Selena fan club president Yolanda Saldivar is convicted of murdering the Tejano star outside a Texas motel on March 31, 1995. The jury deliberated only 2 1/2 hours before handing down their guilty verdict.
1980 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Woman in Love," Barbra Streisand. The single appears on the album "Guilty," which sells more than 20 million copies worldwide.
1973 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Midnight Train to Georgia," Gladys Knight & the Pips.
1960 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Want to Be Wanted," Brenda Lee.
1959 - Novelty singer and accordionist "Weird Al" Yankovic is born in Lynnwood, Calif. Among his parodies are "Like a Surgeon," a parody of Madonna's "Like a Virgin," and "Eat It," a parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" that sells more than 1 million copies and reaches No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
1950 - Singer Al Jolson dies at age 66. Jolson starred in "The Jazz Singer" in 1927, ushering in the era of talking movies.
1940 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Only Forever," Bing Crosby.