Eddie Cochran is killed and Gene Vincent is injured when their speeding taxi runs off the road en route to London's Heathrow Airport.
Jackie Wilson #20 "Please Tell Me Why".
Etta James hits #30 with "Trust In Me".
Etta James hits #2 on the R&B chart with "At Last", #4 on the R&B chart and #30 (4/17) on the pop chart with "Trust In Me" and #6 on the R&B chart and #39 (9/04) on the pop chart with "Don't Cry, Baby".
Duane Eddy hits #39 with "Theme From Dixie".
Paul Revere & the Raiders hit #38 with "Like, Long Hair".
The Bay of Pigs invasion ends in a defeat for the Cuban exiles who had attempted to invade Cuba and overthrow Castro's regime.
'First Step,' the first album by the re-formed Small Faces, with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood having replaced vocalist/guitarist Steve Marriott, is released.
'McCartney' on which the ex-Beatle played all the parts, is released.
George Martin enters the studio to begin work on 'Holiday', the first of seven albums he produces for America.
Kiss hits #31 with "Shout It Out Loud".
Kiss hits #31 in the US with "Shout It Out Loud."
Don't Leave Me This Way (Thelma Houston) was a hit.
Iron Maiden's 'The Number of the Beast' enters the UK charts at #1.
Van Halen hits #12 with "(Oh) Pretty Woman".
Come On Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners) was a hit.
Felix Pappalardi of Mountain and Cream, is shot and killed by his wife.
Where Do Broken Hearts Go (Whitney Houston) was a hit.
Ugly Kid Joe hits #7 with "Cat's In the Cradle".
MTV presents "MTV Unplugged Premiere Week," featuring debut performances by the Cranberries, Hole and live. Also included is an exclusive interview with Courtney Love, front woman of Hole, and "MTV News: Inside Unplugged," a behind-the-scenes look at the series from its inception through the present.
MTV launches a national television advertising campaign featuring "Jimmy the Cab Driver." The campaign is composed of ten spots which look at different elements of the wonderful world of MTV from Jimmy's perspective.
Linda McCartney dies of breast cancer at age 56.