1967R. Kelly is born Robert Sylvester Kelly in Chicago. He performs with the groups MGM (Musically Gifted Men) and Public Announcement before releasing his solo debut, 12 Play, in 1994, featuring the #1 hit "Bump N' Grind."
2018The college football national championship game stages a halftime show for the first time, with Kendrick Lamartaking the stage. Georgia is up 13-0 at the break, but Alabama comes back to win 26-23.
2015Gospel singer Andraé Crouch dies of complications from a heart attack at age 72.
2013Enigmatic pop icon David Bowie releases the single "Where Are We Now?," from his upcoming album The Next Day. The date of the release also coincides with his birthday. It is his first release in over a decade.
2012Blues singer Dave Alexander, who sometimes recorded as Omar Shariff, dies at age 73.
2012Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's FBI file is released. The report details nine arrests for the rapper, and says his group Wu-Tang Clanis "heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, carjacking and other types of violent crime."
2004George Harrison's estate sues Dr. Gilbert Lederman of Staten Island University Hospital for $10 million, alleging he forced a dying Harrison to sign souvenirs for him.
2002Fabian is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7065 Hollywood Blvd.
1997Chuck D guest stars on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio episode "Rap," to face off against Phil Hartman's Bill McNeal, who is convinced rap music will destroy society.
1991Jeremy Delle, a 16-year-old student at Richardson High School in Texas, shoots himself in his English class. When Eddie Vedder reads about it, he writes the song "Jeremy" about Delle and other young people who have committed suicide in schools.
Shortly after midnight on what would have been Elvis's 58th birthday, a 29-cent stamp with his image is officially dedicated at a Graceland ceremony.
The design was chosen in a vote between an older Elvis from the '70s and a younger version from the '50s, which is the winner. In anticipation of the crush of orders for what is arguably the most famous stamp in US history, the USPS prints a half billion stamps.