1967: Van Morrison records "Brown Eyed Girl", which will enter the Billboard chart the next August and rise to #10. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007
1961: The very first record ever released by Del Shannon, "Runaway" enters the Billboard chart on its way to becoming a million selling, number one hit. In 2004, Rolling Stone rated the song as #466 on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1974: David Essex received a Gold record for the hit "Rock On", which made #5 in the US and #3 in the UK.
1960: Ray Charles updates Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia On My Mind", a song that first became a #10 hit for Frankie Trumbauer in 1931. Charles' version will become his fifth Billboard Pop chart hit and his first #1 next November.