Birthdays

1928: Fats Domino

1932: Johnny Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas, and would be raised in Dyess, Arkansas.

1945: Mitch Ryder

Album releases, charts, history and events

1864: Franz Schubert's Symphony #4 "The Tragic" premieres.

1954: Due to public outrage over the lascivious nature of several recent "race" recordings, the US Congress tries but fails to pass a bill forbidding distribution of any "obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy publication, picture, disc, transcription, or other article capable of producing sound."
1955: LaVern Baker sends a formal appeal letter to the US Congress to appeal a 1954 decision denying black artists a revision of the 1909 Copyright Act, a move which would make it harder for white pop artists to record exact copies of R&B hits and thus steal their thunder. Her appeal is turned down.

1956: Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" (his first million seller) debuts on the Billboard charts.
1966: The Beatles Rubber Soul becomes the seventh album by the band to reach #1 on the US charts.

1966: Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walkin'" hits #1.

1966:The Rolling Stones release "19th Nervous Breakdown."

1983: Michael Jackson's Thriller hits #1 and stays at #1 for 37 weeks.