1986: For the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts. Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" held down the #1 position, followed by Tina Turner's "Typical Male" at #2 and Janet Jackson's "When I Think Of You" at #3.
1987: Michael Jackson reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart with "Bad". It was a #3 hit in the UK and made the Top Ten in ten other countries.
1976: Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now" hit number one in America, on its way to becoming their biggest selling record. It also topped the UK chart. At next spring's Grammy Awards, the song would win for Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus and was also named Record of the Year.
1966: According to Cashbox magazine, ? And The Mysterians had the best selling tune in America with "96 Tears". The song has since been ranked #210 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.