Music History for
1770 - Composer Friedrich Witt was born.
1785 - Composer Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner was born.
1883 - Composer Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax was born.
1932 - "Make Mine Music" debuted on Broadway. The show ran for 342 performances.
1939 - Frank Sinatra's recorded were "Every Day of My Life" and "Ciribiribin". They were the last songs he recorded with the Harry James Band.
1964 - Judy Garland and her daughter, Liza Minnelli appeared together at the London Palladium.
1967 - John Lennon's "How I Won the War" opened in the U.S. It was the first solo movie by a Beatle.
Today in Beatles History
1968 - Cynthia Powell Lennon was granted a divorce from John Lennon. The two had been married for six years.
1971 - Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin IV" was released. The album included the song "Stairway to Heaven."
1974 - The LP Elton John's Greatest Hits was released.
1985 - Sting's concert-movie "Bring On The Night" opened nationally.
1986 - Metallica performed their first live concert with Jason Newsted.
1995 - Michael Jackson and Sony Corp. of America combined forces and created the world's third-largest music publishing company with more than 100,000 titles.
Today in Michael Jackson History
1997 - Dr. Tommy Comeaux died when he was hit by a car while riding a bicycle.
1997 - Johnny Paycheck officially joined the Grand Ole Opry. He was the 72nd member of the radio show's cast.
2005 - The original "Guitar Hero" game was released in North America.