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.
1971: Six weeks after its chart debut, "One Bad Apple" by The Osmonds reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first of ten Top 40 hits for the group.
1965: 18 year old Donovan Leitch appears on the UK music show Ready Steady Go!, where he performs his debut single "Catch The Wind". The tune will reach #4 in his homeland and #23 in the US.
1989: Future American Idol judge Paula Abdul enjoys the first of her six US number one hits with "Straight Up", a #3 hit in the UK.
1968: French orchestra leader Paul Mauriat pushed all Rock records aside and reached Billboard's top spot with a harpsichord and violin laden instrumental called "Love Is Blue". Mauriat was no stranger to US success as he had written the music to Peggy March's 1963 number one hit "I Will Follow Him".