Garth Hudson, keyboardist, horn player and all-around multi-instrumentalist with the Band, is born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Edward Patten was born.
Doris Kenner-Jackson was born.
Bull Moose Jackson hits #4 on the R&B chart with the Queen single "I Know Who Threw the Whiskey In the Well."
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini (Brian Hyland) was a hit.
Can releases debut LP 'Monster Movie'.
Judy Collins hits #36 with "Send In the Clowns".
Tony Camollo's Bazuka hits #10 with "Dynamite -Part 1".
Prince hits #11 with "I Wanna Be Your Lover".
Kate Bush hits #5 in the UK with "Babooshka".
James Jamerson dies of pneumonia in Los Angeles.
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2) was a hit.
MTV premieres "Half Hour Comedy Hour," a stand-up comedy series which spotlights established and up-and-coming comedians. The series is hosted by Mario Joyner.
At the tenth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, it was announced that the museum's main exhibition hall would be named after Ahmet Ertegun.