1974: Elton John reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart for the second time with "Bennie and the Jets". It made #37 in the UK.
19: 22-year-old Chubby Checker marries 21-year-old Catharina Johanna Lodders, who had won the Miss World Pageant in 1962. She is said to be the subject of his 1963, Billboard #12 hit, "Loddy Lo".
1959: After the BBC lifts its ban on The Coasters' new single "Charlie Brown", the song is played on radio's Pick of the Pops. It will go on to become the group's best selling UK hit, reaching #6.
1957: 16 year old Ricky Nelson sings his first record, a cover version of Fats Domino's "I'm Walking", on his parents' TV show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet on ABC. Both versions reached #4 on the Billboard chart.