T-Bone Walker was born.
Gladys Knight is born in Atlanta, Georgia.
John Fogerty was born.
Percy Sledge hits #1 with "When A Man Loves A Woman".
"Love is Like an Itching In My Heart" by the Supremes charts #9.
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams) was a hit.
Tom Petty files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, inaugurating a legal wrangle with his old label (Shelter) and the major label that acquired it (MCA). Petty agrees to record for a newly created MCA subsidiary, Backstreet Records.
MTV is designated the "Official Television Information Network" for the '83 US Festival.
Foreigner hits #5 with "I Don't Want to Live Without You".
Rock On (Michael Damian) was a hit.
Prodigy hits #4 in the UK with "No Good (Start the Dance)".