2015B.B. King dies at age 89. Bonnie Raittsays, "Without a doubt, B.B. King has influenced more rock and blues musicians than anyone else in history."
2014On American Idol, The Chainsmokersperform their hit "#Selfie" in a bit where they take selfies with the judges. After the performance, EDM notables trash them.More
2011Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert get married, forming a country music power couple to rival the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill union. They divorce four years later.
1988Frank Sinatra dies of a heart attack in West Hollywood, California, at age 82.
1985Ronald Reagan presents Michael Jacksonwith a special Presidential Humanitarian Award at the White House for his work against drunk driving. Footage of the ceremony is shown repeatedly when Jackson comes into legal trouble in the following years.
2004Chris Martin of Coldplay and his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, have a daughter they name Apple.
2001After a six-season run, the last episode of Brandy's TV series Moesha airs. This final episode is a cliffhanger, with Moesha learning she is pregnant and her brother getting kidnapped.
1998George Michael pleads no contest in Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom.
1993The US tabloid Weekly World News claims that Elvis Presley has only recently died.
1991Primus' major label debut (and eventual commercial breakthrough), Sailing the Seas of Cheese, is released. The album spawns the alt-rock classics "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver," "Tommy the Cat," and "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers."
1988Gloria Estefan scores her first US #1 hit when "Anything For You" hits the top spot.
1987Frank Sinatra, who had played South Africa in the past, suddenly condemns the apartheid regime publicly, referring to president P.W. Botha as "a bum."
1987Mötley Crüe hold a listening party for their album Girls, Girls, Girls at a strip club in Hollywood called The Body Shop. They are quite familiar with the venue, which is mentioned in the title track.
This is the first time every song from an album has debuted on the Hot 100. It's a result of new distribution models that don't rely on singles - the chart factors in digital downloads and streaming, so any song can land on the chart regardless of whether or not it is deemed a "single." This is a stark contrast to the days when singles were meted out from a hit album over the course of a months, and sometimes over a year.