1966: James Brown records "It's A Man's Man's Man's World" at Bob Gallo's Talentmasters studio in New York. The song would top the Billboard R&B chart and reach #13 in the UK. The song was originally called "It's A Man's World", but Brown added the extra words to the title as a reference to the 1963 hit comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
1985: "Careless Whisper" by Wham! began a three week stay at the top of the Billboard chart. An 18-year-old George Michael had written the melody four years earlier while riding on a bus.
1975: Gino Vannelli makes his TV debut on Soul Train, where he performs his Billboard #22 hit, "People Gotta Move". He is only the second White artist to ever appear on the program.
1987: Bon Jovi started a four week run at the top of the Billboard chart with "Livin' On A Prayer". It reached #4 in the UK.