1970: Ray Stevens achieved the first of his two Billboard number one hits when "Everything Is Beautiful" reached the top. His second came almost exactly four years later with "The Streak".
1971: Canada's 5 Man Electrical Band enters the US charts with what would prove to be their biggest hit and signature tune, "Signs". The song is still a staple of oldies radio in the US.
1986: Viewers of Dick Clark's America Picks the #1 Songs chose Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock", Simon And Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" as the greatest hits of the Rock era.
1957: "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly And The Crickets is released. The song would reach #1 in the UK and #3 in the US and was later ranked at #39 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. In 2005, the recording was placed in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."
1963: Elvis Presley records "(You're The) Devil In Disguise", which will peak at #3 on the Billboard chart and #1 in the UK by next August and be certified Gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 units in the US.