Music History for
1739 - Composer Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf was born.
1915 - Composer Douglas Lilburn was born.
1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premiered.
1963 - Dion stormed out of a taping of the English TV show "Ready Steady Go!" He complained that the go-go dancers were distracting him from his performance.
1963 - Kate Smith gave her first full concert to paying customers.
1966 - Mississippi John Hurt died at the age of 73.
1974 - George Harrison began his first tour in eight years. He was the first former Beatle to attempt a nationwide solo tour.
1978 - The Police released the debut album "Outlandos d'Amour."
1979 - The movie "Quadrophenia" opened. The movie features Sting.
1989 - The musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" opened.
1990 - "Graffiti Bridge," Prince's fourth film, co-starring Tevin Campbell and Mavis Staples opened.
1998 - Atlantic Records launched an online music video service, Instavid.
2003 - Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs ran in the New York City Marathon. He finished in 4 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds. He raised $2 million dollars for children.