1986: James Brown's "Living In America" enters the Billboard Pop chart where it would rise to #4 during an eleven week run. It was his first Top 40 hit in ten years and would also be his last. The song was featured in the film Rocky IV, just as Apollo Creed enters the boxing ring.
1959: Jerry Lee Lewis has his only UK #1 single with "Great Balls Of Fire".
1965: The UK music show Juke Box Jury, a program where four panelists review new Pop music, turns thumbs down on The Righteous Brothers' latest release, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling", calling it "a miss." It will prove to be one of the most talked about miscalculations in the show's history, as the tune would go on to top both the UK and US charts.
1966: Although they would go on to have a great deal of success on the Country chart, The Statler Brothers enjoy their only Billboard Hot 100 success when "Flowers On The Wall" peaks at #4.
1969: The music / comedy trio, Scaffold, which included Paul McCartney's younger brother Mike, led the UK singles chart with a novelty tune called "Lily The Pink". Elton John, along with Graham Nash of The Hollies, contributed backing vocals and Jack Bruce of Cream played bass guitar.