2002 – Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest.
1999 – Honoring a roster of music artists that range from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, the Recording Industry Association of America presents the first Diamond Awards, given in recognition of albums and singles that have sold a million copies or more.
1999 – Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and the late Roosevelt Sykes are inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame.
1991 – Seven members of country music singer Reba McEntire’s band and her road manager are killed when their private plane crashes in a mountain area near California’s border with Mexico. The singer takes a separate plane.
1991 – Eddie Van Halen and his wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, have a son. The couple names the child Wolfgang Van Halen.
1975 – Aaron “T-Bone” Walker dies of pneumonia. Age 64.
1971 – Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” LP and single wins six Grammys including Record, Song and Album of the Year. Aretha Franklin wins the Best Female R&B Performance Grammy for “Don’t Play That Song.” B.B. King wins the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Grammy for “The Thrill Is Gone.”
1970 – Tammi Terrell dies of a brain tumor at the age of 23.
1953 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “The Doggie in the Window,” Patti Page.
1945 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Rum and Coca-Cola,” Andrews Sisters.