1964: "I Get Around" becomes the first US number one single for The Beach Boys. In the UK, it would be the band's first Top Ten hit, reaching #7. The B-side of the single was "Don't Worry Baby", which itself charted at number 24 in America. Although all of the Beach Boys either played or sang on the record, noted session man Hal Blaine was brought in to play drums.
1982: The Human League started a three week run at the top of the US singles charts with "Don't You Want Me", also a UK #1.
1988: Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when "Dirty Diana" went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The other four chart-toppers from the L.P. "Bad" were the title track, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Man in the Mirror".
1967: The Association held down the top spot in the US for the first of four weeks with their biggest hit, "Windy". Strangely, the record failed to chart at all in the UK. The song's writer, Ruthann Friedman said that she wrote it in about 20 minutes when she started to fantasize about what kind of a guy she would like to be with.
1977: Marvel Comics issues the first of two comic books based on the costumed characters of the group KISS. The popular rumor of the day was that red ink was mixed with small amounts of blood from each group member. This however, turned out to be a hoax.