1985: "Careless Whisper" by Wham! began a three week stay at the top of the Billboard chart. An 18-year-old George Michael had written the melody four years earlier while riding on a bus.
1975: Gino Vannelli makes his TV debut on Soul Train, where he performs his Billboard #22 hit, "People Gotta Move". He is only the second White artist to ever appear on the program.
1987: Bon Jovi started a four week run at the top of the Billboard chart with "Livin' On A Prayer". It reached #4 in the UK.
1999: Blondie tops the UK chart with "Maria", giving them a British number one single in the '70s, '80s and '90s.
1961: The Miracles' "Shop Around" becomes Motown Record's first million-selling single. It was the label's first #1 hit on Billboard's R&B singles chart, also reaching #2 on the Hot 100. In the following ten years, The Miracles will have six more million sellers.