Louis Armstrong was born.
The Ravens hit #5 on the R&B chart with "Send For Me If You Need Me."
What many consider to be one of rock's greatest double-sided singles, "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog," is released. Both sides will share the top spot for 11 weeks.
The Everly Brothers perform "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie" on The Ed Sullivan Show. The same year, they also appear on The Grand Ole Opry and TV variety shows hosted by Perry Como, Alan Freed, Patti Page and Arthur Murray.
A Big Hunk O' Love (Elvis Presley) was a hit.
Fingertips-Pt. 2 (Little Stevie Wonder) was a hit.
Feel Like Makin' Love (Roberta Flack) was a hit.
Kansas hits #23 with "People of the South Wind".
MTV VJ Ray Cokes co-hosts the "Moscow Music Peach Festival" from Lenin Stadium in Russia with MTV US VJ Adam Curry.