Eddie Holland was born.
Grace Victoria Wing, a.k.a. Grace Slick (of Jefferson Airplane), is born in Chciago, Illinois.
Otis Williams was born.
Timothy B. Schmit was born.
After a dozen years at Columbia, Bob Wills records his first single ("Deep Water") for a new label, MGM, where he'll have three hits: "Thorn in My Heart" (#10), "Ida Red" (#10) and "Faded Love" (#8).
The 5 Royales hit #1 on the R&B chart with "Baby Don't Do It", #1 on the R&B chart with "Help Me Somebody", #5 on the R&B chart with "Crazy, Crazy, Crazy" and #4 on the R&B chart with "Too Much Lovin'".
Lee Dorsey hits #7 with "Ya Ya".
The Paris Sisters go to #5 with "I Love How You Love Me."
"A Lover's Concerto" by the Toys charts at #2.
Last Train to Clarksville (The Monkees) was a hit.
The Persuaders hit #15 with "Thin Line Between Love & Hate".
Genesis hits #12 in the UK with 'Foxtrot'.
Heaven 17 hits #41 in the UK with "Let Me Go".
The Dazz Band hits #5 with "Let It Whip".
Rush hits #21 with "New World Man".
MTV premieres the video "Sun City" by Artists United Against Apartheid.
American born Adam Curry, was named the most popular European TV and radio personality for three consecutive years, signs on as an MTV VJ.
Kokomo (The Beach Boys) was a hit.
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' receives its 26th platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing 26 million copies sold in the U.S. It remains the second best-selling album in music history.