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.