1984: Ray Parker Jr. had Billboard's number one song with "Ghostbusters". Huey Lewis would later launch a successful plagiarism suit, claiming the song was a rip-off of his "I Want a New Drug".
1968: Guitarist Mason Williams tops the Cashbox chart with his own composition, "Classical Gas". Williams, the head writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, would win three Grammy Awards at next year's ceremony and in 1991 be given a Citation of Achievement by the RIAA for over five million broadcast performances.
1962: The Tijuana Brass release their first single "The Lonely Bull" on A&M Records, the label formed by their leader Herb Alpert and his partner Jerry Moss. The tune will reach #6 in the US and begin a string of 19 Pop chart hits for Alpert.
1981: Joey Scarbury led the Cashbox Best Sellers chart with "Theme From The Greatest American Hero". Although follow-up hits eluded him, he would go on to find songwriting success in 1990 when he co-wrote The Oak Ridge Boys' #1 Country hit, "No Matter How High".
1965: Wilson Pickett tops the Billboard R&B chart for the first time when "In The Midnight Hour" reaches #1. The song will climb to #21 on the Pop chart, followed by fifteen more hits over the next seven years.