2006 – Jazz vocalist Anita O’Day, whose “Let Me Off Uptown” was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87.
2004 – Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr’s “The Futurist,” which includes eight songs penned by the actor.
2001 – 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas.
2000 – Twelve-year-old Billy Gilman sings “One Voice” during festivities at the Dallas Cowboys-Minnesota Vikings football game. Gilman is joined by Jessica Simpson for the half-time show.
1998 – A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as Jackson family members urge a lengthy prison sentence for the boyfriend convicted of killing Delores “DeeDee” Jackson.
1995 – Michael Jackson is crowned best male artist and Bjork best female artist at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris.
1992 – Country music singer Roy Acuff dies of heart failure at age 89. In 1991 President George Bush presented Acuff with a National Medal of Art and in 1962 he became the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1979 – Marianne Faithfull is arrested at the Oslo, Norway, airport for possession of marijuana.
1976 – Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see “The King.”
1960 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” Elvis Presley. The song is the King’s 14th chart topper.
1954 – Bruce Hornsby is born in Williamsburg, Va. His biggest hit is the No. 1 song “The Way It Is” in 1986.
1944 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “You Always Hurt the One You Love,” Mills Brothers.