Notable Birthdays:

1945: Bob Marley is born Nesta Robert Marley in Jamaica. His mother was a native of Jamaica and his father was an officer in the British military.

1950: Natalie Cole

1962: Axl Rose

Notable passings:

1998: Carl Wilson Beach Boys

Today's Events:

1851: Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch" premieres in Dusseldorf

1962: Decca Records rejects the Beatles.

1964: Tickets for the first Beatles appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show sell out.