1956: Les Baxter had the #1 song with "Poor People of Paris".
1966: The New York State Assembly passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell bootlegs.
1998: Amway Corp. announced that it had agreed to pay $9 million to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of songs by top artists in videotaped sales pitches.
2000: Sir Elton John's musical Aida opened on Broadway.
2001: The stretch of Highway 19 in Macon, Georgia where Duane Allman died in a motorcycle crash (October 29, 1971) was renamed Duane Allman Boulevard.
2002: Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach became the father of son Makaile Cielo Shaddix.
2003: Madonna had to re-edit her "American Life" clip when war broke out in Iraq. The video featured her lobbing grenades at a fashion show.
"Sunrise" from Norah Jones' new album
2004: Norah Jones' second album Feels Like Home topped the album charts for a fifth consecutive week.
2005: Anthrax announced the lineup that was in place for the album Among the Living would reform for a national tour.
2007: Henson Cargill ("Skip A Rope" from 1967) died at the age of 66 following complications from surgery.
2010: Johnny Maestro of the Crests ("16 Candles") and Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen") died of cancer at the age of 70.
Born This Day:
1937: Billy Stewart ("Summertime" from 1966) was born in Washington, D.C.; died January 17, 1970 in a car accident.
1946: Lee Oskar, famed harmonica player of War, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1947: Mike Kellie of Spooky Tooth
1949: Nick Lowe, member of Brinsley Schwatz, solo star ("Cruel to Be Kind" from 1979) and producer, was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.
1951: Dougie Thomson, bassist for Supertramp, was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1960: Nena, lead singer of the group which bears her name ("99 Luftballoons" from 1982), was born in Hagen, Germany.
1970: Sharon Corr of the Corrs ("Breathless")
1974: Chad Butler, drummer for Switchfoot, was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1982: Nivea was born in Savannah, Georgia.