1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye
1893 - Composer Rued Immanuel Langgaard was born.
1933 - The first singing telegram was sent. It was given to
Rudy Vallee on his 32nd birthday.
1939 - Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow."
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis made his television debut on "The Steve Allen Show."
1970 - The movie "Ned Kelly" opened. Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) was in the film.
1973 - The Summer Jam rock festival took place in Watkins Glen, NY. About 600,000 people watched the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers and The Band perform. The event received a Guinness Book of World Records entry for "Largest audience at a pop festival."
1979 - The World Series of Rock was held at Cleveland Stadium,
with Journey, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.