2001 – Michael Jackson proves that he’s “Invincible” in the U.K. as his Epic album “Invincible” goes straight to the top of the country’s album chart, earning him his seventh British No. 1 album as a solo artist.
1998 – Amazon.com forms a program, “Advantage For Music,” which allows unsigned artists and independent labels to sell music online.
1996 – The king of pop – Michael Jackson – announces that he and a friend, Debbie Rowe, are expecting a child, but denies a tabloid report that the couple had used artificial insemination and that Rowe had been paid to carry the baby.
1995 – Michael Jackson premieres his new single “Earth Song” on the German celebrity game show “Wanna Bet?”
1987 – Bobby Nunn of the Coasters dies of a heart attack at age 61. The group’s biggest hit is the No. 1 song “Yakety Yak” in 1958.
1978 – Boston plays in the city of Boston for the first time, a sold-out show at the Boston Garden.
1963 – The Beatles appear on London’s U.K. Royal Variety Show, which is attended by the Queen Mother.
1958 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “It’s Only Make Believe,” Conway Twitty.
1954 – Singer, musician Chris Difford of the rock group Squeeze is born.
1954 – Pianist, Yanni is born.
1943 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Paper Doll,” The Mills Brothers.