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  • Awards and Honors (3)
    • 1972: Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN is renamed "Elvis Presley Blvd."
    • 1990: The Fifth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Who.
    • 1996: David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Band Dynamics (1)
    • 2006: Kristen Hall announces she is leaving Sugarland. According to a statement by fellow bandmates, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, Hall chose to quit so she could "stay home and write songs."
Births (14)
    • 1712: John Stanley
    • 1913: Vido Musso
    • 1920: George Handy
    • 1927: Eartha Kitt
    • 1943: Chris Montez
    • 1944: Françoise Hardy
    • 1945: William Hart (The Delfonics)
    • 1948: Michael Kevin Taylor (The Rolling Stones) in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.Guitarist
    • 1955: Steve Earle
    • 1956: Paul Young
    • 1957: John Crawford (Berlin)
    • 1959: Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
    • 1971: Kid Rock
    • 1986: Olivia Newton-John gives birth to her daughter Chloe.
  • Charts (2)
    • 1976: Barry Manilow's I Write The Songs hits #1
    • 1976: Earth, Wind and Fire's album Gratitude hits #1
  • Concerts and Festivals (1)
    • 1993: President William Jefferson Clinton's Inauguration ceremonies feature a free outdoor concert at which Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan , and Diana Ross (among others) perform.
  • Deaths (3)
    • 1970: Billy Stewart
    • 2011: Don Kirshner (promoter behind The Monkees, The Archies)
    • 2012: Johnny Otis
  • Good Deeds (1)
    • 1994: Donny Osmond and Danny Bonaduce of The Partridge Family fight it out on Fox's Celebrity Boxing. Bonaduce wins in a decision.
  • Incidents (1)
    • 2008: After stopping off at a local shop in London on her way home from visiting her husband, who remains in prison, Amy Winehouse blows off some steam and attacks a photographer, which leads to the singer being escorted away by the police.
  • Legal Issues (1)
    • 1974: Singer Dino Martin (not to be confused with his more famous father, Dean) is arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of firearms. He was arraigned and released the next day on $5,000 bail.
  • Miscellaneous (1)
    • 1971: Marvin Gaye performs the national anthem at Superbowl V in Miami, FL.
  • Movies (1)
    • 1992: The movie Juice opens in theaters, starring Tupac Shakur, Queen Latifah and Cindy Herron of En Vogue.
  • Recordings (6)
    • 1941: Gene Krupa, "Drum Boogie"
    • 1965: The Rolling Stones: The Last Time, Play With Fire
    • 1967: The Beatles, Penny Lane
    • 1968: Elvis Presley, "U.S. Male"
    • 1970: The Doors, Absolutely Live
    • 1979: Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton announce their intention to record what would be known as the Trio album together. It would be eight years before the recording was made, however.
  • Releases (2)
    • 1969: Elton John, "Lady Samantha"
    • 1969: Led Zeppelin,Led Zeppelin
  • TV, Radio, Press (2)
    • 1967: London's Daily Mail newspaper carries an article about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire, inspiring John Lennon to mention it in A Day In The Life.
    • 2008: Gene Simmons is the third contestant fired by Donald Trump on season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice.