1995 – Selling 331,000 copies, Selena’s “Dreaming of You,” her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debut at No. 1.
1981 – Debbie Harry, lead singer of the 1970’s new wave group Blondie, releases a solo album, “Koo Koo.” It includes a controversial picture of the singer with long needles penetrating her cheeks.
1980 – John Phillips, leader of the Mamas and Papas, is arrested by the FBI for possession of cocaine. He is sentenced to five years in prison but lectures against drugs for 250 hours as an alternate sentence.
1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Miss You,” The Rolling Stones. The song is the band’s eighth No. 1 single.
1968 – The Beatles record “Hey Jude.” It tops Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for nine weeks, making it the megagroup’s biggest hit.
1964 – Country music singer Jim Reeves dies at age 39 in a plane crash near Nashville, Tenn., along with his manager, Dean Manuel. Reeves’ hits include “Welcome to My World” and “He’ll Have to Go.”
1958 – Bill Berry of R.E.M. is born.
1945 – Gary Lewis (Gary Levitch) of Gary Lewis & the Playboys is born in New York. The group’s only No. 1 song is the million-selling “This Diamond Ring” in 1965.