On this day

1966 | Nancy Sinatra went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’.

1977 | The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘New Kid in Town’, the group’s third US No.1, which was also a No.20 hit n the UK.

1983 | Michael Jackson’s Thriller went to No.1 on the US album chart.

2001 | Winners at the Brit Awards included Coldplay, Best British group and Best British album for ‘Parachutes’, Robbie Williams, Best British Male artist and Best single for ‘Rock DJ’, Sonique, Best British Female artist, Best Dance act went to Fat Boy Slim, A1 won Best British Newcomer, Westlife won Best Pop act, Eminem won Best International Male solo artist and U2 won Outstanding contribution to music.

2011 | It was announced that Queen’s We Will Rock You was still the most-played song at US sporting events, according to a new survey from BMI, the royalty-distribution service.

2015 | The childhood home of former Beatle Paul McCartney sold for £150,000 ($231,000) at an auction in Liverpool.

Born on this day

1928 | Fats Domino, (Antoine Domino), singer, pianist, bandleader, songwriter. Domino attracted national attention with his first recording, ‘The Fat Man’, made in late 1949 for Imperial Records, an early rock-and-roll record.

1932 | Johnny Cash, US country singer, songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

1968 | Tim Commerford, bassist with Rage Against The Machine.

1971 | Erykah Badu, US female singer.