1962: Burl Ives' "A Little Bitty Tear" cracks the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #9. His first hit came in 1947 with a Folk song written in the 1840s, "Jimmy Crack Corn", which he followed with "Big Rock Candy Mountain" in 1949.
1980: The first number one song of the eighties belonged to KC And The Sunshine Band for "Please Don't Go". It was their fifth and final US chart topper
1959: Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #81. It will peak at #22 a month later and is now regarded as a Rock 'n' Roll classic.
1970: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", taken from the soundtrack of the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, becomes BJ Thomas' third US Top Ten hit and his first number one. It made #38 in the U