1982: Marshall Crenshaw's "Someday Someway" enters the Billboard Hot 100 where it will peak at #36. The song was included in the soundtrack to the film Night Shift, which helped launch the careers of actors Michael Keaton and Shelley Long.
1964: The Kinks reach the UK charts for the first time with "You Really Got Me". The song will top the British list a month later and climb to #7 in the US.
1978: The Commodores have their first US number one single with "Three Times A Lady". Lionel Richie would later explain that he wrote the song after hearing his father give a touching speech at his 37th anniversary party. The record was also a UK #1.
1984: Ray Parker Jr. had Billboard's number one song with "Ghostbusters". Huey Lewis would later launch a successful plagiarism suit, claiming the song was a rip-off of his "I Want a New Drug".
1968: Guitarist Mason Williams tops the Cashbox chart with his own composition, "Classical Gas". Williams, the head writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, would win three Grammy Awards at next year's ceremony and in 1991 be given a Citation of Achievement by the RIAA for over five million broadcast performances.