1968: Stevie Wonder's rendition of "For Once In My Life" is released in the US, where it will reach #2. Earlier versions of the song by Barbara McNair, Jack Soo, Tony Bennett and The Temptations had all failed to catch on.
1954: Buddy Holly And The Crickets started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "That'll Be The Day".
1975: Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum. The song would be re-released in December, 1991 after being featured in the movie Wayne's World and became a hit all over again.
1982: Melbourne, Australia's Men At Work had the number one song in the US with "Who Can It Be Now?". They would follow with three more Top 10 hits, "Down Under" (#1), "Overkill" (#3) and "It's A Mistake" (#6)
1977: A 30 year old rocker named Marvin Lee Aday, who uses the stage name Meat Loaf, releases his landmark album "Bat Out Of Hell". Since that time, the LP has sold over 43 million copies worldwide.