1957 : Elvis Presley’s third movie, Jailhouse Rock, opens nationally. It had a premiere a few weeks earlier at the Memphis theater where Elvis was once an usher.
1964 : Judy Garland and Liza Minelli perform together at the London Palladium, a performance recorded for American television and the LP Live At The London Palladium.
1968 : Diana Ross leaves The Supremes to begin her solo career, and is replaced by Jean Terrell.
1994 : Sonny Bono, half of Sonny and Cher and former mayor of Palm Springs, California, is elected to the US House of Representatives, representing the 44th district in California.
2004 : Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing are the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel.