This Day in Music
2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50.2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50.
2001 - Tracy Lawrence and wife Becca welcome a new baby daughter, Skylar JoAnn Lawrence. Skylar, weighing 5 lbs, 15 oz., is the couple's first child.
2001 - Jazz composer and arranger Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill dies in New York of natural causes. He is 79.
2000 - Marc Anthony headlines a benefit concert for The Ronald McDonald House of New York at the city's famed Radio City Music Hall.
1998 - Tickets for the first of a series of six Garth Brooks shows in sell out in 11 minutes.
1993 - Singer Lyle Lovett marries actress Julia Roberts in Marion, Ind. They announce a divorce almost two years later. Lovett and Roberts met while filming the 1992 movie "The Player."
1978 - Kansas becomes the first group chosen as UNICEF's deputy ambassadors of goodwill.
1972 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Song Sung Blue," Neil Diamond.
1971 - The Fillmore East concert hall in New York City closes with performances by J. Geils Band, Beach Boys, Allman Brothers and Mountain.
1966 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Strangers in the Night," Frank Sinatra.
1965 - The music television show "Where the Action Is" premieres.
1964 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A World Without Love," Peter and Gordon. Paul McCartney and John Lennon write the song. It is the first time a McCartney-Lennon song tops the pop chart for a group other than the Beatles.