Louis Jordan hits #1 on the R&B chart and #21 on the pop chart with "Boogie Woogie Blue Plate."
The Moonglows hit #5 on the R&B chart with the Chess release "Most Of All."
Mary Wells hits #33 with "I Don't Want To Take A Chance".
Mary Wells hits #9 on the R&B chart and #33 on the pop chart with "I Don't Want to Take A Chance".
A crowd of 200,000 hears Mahalia Jackson's moving rendition of the inspirational "I Been 'Buked and I Been Scorned," which precedes Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Over 200,000 people participate in a Civil Rights demonstration in Washington D.C., where Martin Luther King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech.
The Beatles release "This Boy" from their first American album 'Meet the Beatles'.
Sunshine Superman (Donovan) was a hit.
Hawkwind releases self-titled first album.
John Denver hits #2 with "Take Me Home Country Road."
Slade hits #93 in the US with 'Slade in Flame'.
Depeche Mode hits #18 in the UK with "Leave in Silence".
Santana hits the Top Forty with "Hold On" and won't repeat the feat until 1999.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (The Eurythmics) was a hit.
MTV premieres "MTV News at Night," a half-hour nightly news show hosted by MTV News anchor Kurt Loder.
MTV hosts presentation of 1991 Video Music Awards International Viewers' Choice Award in London.