1974: The Hues Corporation had the top tune in the US with "Rock The Boat". The song features a lead vocal by Fleming Williams, who left the group shortly after the song was recorded.
1986: Billy Ocean went to #1 on the US singles chart with "There'll Be Sad Songs, (To Make You Cry)", a #12 hit in the UK.
1976: Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is released in the US, where it will reach #1.
1977: The Marshall Tucker Band's Country cross-over hit "Heard It In a Love Song" peaks at number 14 in the US. Interestingly, there is no one named Marshall Tucker in the band. The group named themselves after the previous tenant of their rehearsal hall, after finding a key tag with his name on it.
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".