Music History for
1858 - Composer Nikolai Artzibushev was born.
1875 - Composer Joseph Maurice Ravel was born.
1887 - Composer Heino Eller was born.
1939 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded "Auld Lang Syne."
1967 - Sandra Dee received a divorce from Bobby Darin.
1976 - Elton John was put on display in wax at London's Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
1985 - The song "We Are the World" was heard on the radio for the first time.
1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that does not require permission from the copyright holder.
2003 - Broadway musicians went on strike due to a contractual dispute. The walkout lasted four days.
2016 - AC/DC announced they would be rescheduling the last 10 shows of their U.S. "Rock or Bust" tour. Doctors had advised Brian Johnson to stop touring immediately to avoid the risk of total hearing loss. It was announced on April 16 that Axl Rose would be the band's vocalist for the remainder of the 2016 tour dates.