1876 - Composer William Yeates Hurlstone was born.
1899 - Composer Francis Poulenc was born.
1924 - George Gershwin completed "Rhapsody in Blue" at the age of 26.
1941 - "Good-for-Nothin’-Joe" was recorded by the sultry Lena Horne with Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra on Bluebird Records.
1955 - Marian Anderson became the first African-American to sing at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
1963 - Gary "U.S." Bonds filed a $100,000 suit against Chubby Checker. The charge was that Checker "stole" "Quarter to Three" and turned it into the song "Dancin' Party." The case was settled out of court.
1964 - Long John Baldry formed Hoochie Coochie Men.
1970 - Max Yasgur was sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers. It was Yasgur's on which the August 1969 Woodstock Festival was held.
1980 - Larry Williams committed suicide.
1997 - Prince appeared on the Rosie O'Donnell show.