1987: Michael Jackson's "Bad" debuts at #1 on the UK album chart just as he kicks off his first solo world tour in Yokohama, Japan. The sixteen month concert series, which includes an entourage of 250 people, will play before a total audience of 4.4 million and take in over $125 million.
1982: After some lean years following the death of lead guitarist Terry Kath, Chicago was back on top of the Billboard singles chart with "Hard To Say I'm Sorry". It was their first Top 50 hit since "No Tell Lover" in 1978. The song reached #4 in the UK.
1983: Stevie Wonder's former guitarist, Michael Sembello, started a two week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Maniac". The track was featured in the film Flashdance and reached #43 in the UK.
1992: Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" was named Best Male Video at the ninth annual MTV Video Music Awards.