1967: Finally allowed to play instruments on their recordings, The Monkees scored their third US number one single with "Daydream Believer".
1972: Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" is released in the US where it will reach #1. The tune causes much speculation about who Carly was singing about, with popular guesses that included Mick Jagger (who sang unaccredited backing vocals on the song), Cat Stevens, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson (with whom she had had brief relationships), her unfaithful fiance William Donaldson, and her ex-husband, James Taylor. At one point, Carly said she was singing about a composite of many men she had known, but later claimed that the song was about openly gay record producer David Geffen.
1960: The Crests release "16 Candles", which would go on to reach number 2 on Billboard's Pop chart and number 4 on the R&B chart, earning the New York quintet a Gold record.
19: Michael Jackson receives a Gold record for "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough," the first of four Top Ten hits from his album, "Off the Wall".
1974: Elton John was joined on stage by John Lennon at Elton's Madison Square Garden concert. They performed three numbers together, "Whatever Gets You Through the Night", "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "I Saw Her Standing There". Lennon had promised the flamboyant rocker that he would make a stage appearance with him if his "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" became a #1 hit, which it did two weeks earlier. Later that same night, Lennon and his estranged wife Yoko Ono reconciled backstage after being separated for a year.