1988: Nearly seventeen years after his death, Louis Armstrong has Billboard's highest debuting single of the week when "What a Wonderful World" comes in at #67.
1972: Although he had written songs that were recorded by The Turtles, Rick Nelson, Blood Sweat And Tears, Lulu, The Monkees and Three Dog Night, Harry Nilsson had his only US number one hit with "Without You", a tune written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger.
1962: On weekend leave from marine training, The Everly Brothers appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Wearing full uniform and regulation cropped hair, the duo sang their new single, "Crying In The Rain", which was currently number 6 on the Billboard chart.
1962: Gene Chandler had the top tune on the Billboard Pop chart with "The Duke Of Earl", the first of his six US chart hits