Ahmet Ertegun was born in Istanbul, Turkey.
Joe Liggins hits #3 on the R&B chart with "Tanya."
Dinah Washington's Mercury single "Baby, Get Lost" hits #1 on the R&B chart.
Little Willie John's seventeenth and last hit, "Take My Love (I Want to Give It All to You)," enters the R&B chart.
Barbara Mason hits #5 with "Yes I'm Ready".
Tommy James and the Shondells hits #1 on the UK charts with "Mony, Mony" for the first of two weeks.
Elvis Presley performs his first live concert since March 25, 1961, opening a four-week engagement at the 1,500-capacity Showroom at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. The remaining eight years of Presley's life will largely be devoted to live performances, either on the road or at the International Hotel.
James Taylor hits #1 with "You've Got a Friend".
MTV Europe launches in Italy on G.T.I., an Italian consortium.