1976: Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now" hit number one in America, on its way to becoming their biggest selling record. It also topped the UK chart. At next spring's Grammy Awards, the song would win for Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus and was also named Record of the Year.
1966: According to Cashbox magazine, ? And The Mysterians had the best selling tune in America with "96 Tears". The song has since been ranked #210 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1972: The O'Jays perform "Back Stabbers" on the US TV music show Soul Train. The Soul / Pop cross-over tune will reach #3 in the US and #14 in the UK.
1962: The Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry" is released. It will become their second consecutive Billboard #1 hit, spending five weeks at the top.