- 1949 - RCA Victor introduced the 45rpm single record.
- 1958 - Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode' single was released.
- 1995 – Selena, an American singer, was murdered.
- 1939 – Detective Comics #27 is released, introducing Batman.
- 1964 – Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming debuted.
- 1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
- 1958 - The first night of Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, featuring Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell and Ed Townsend.
- 1982 - Police found cocaine and a pistol in David Crosby’s car, after the singer crashed his car on the San Diego Highway.
- 1958 - CBS records announced the invention of stereophonic records.
- 1979 - Eric Clapton married Patti Boyd Harrison
- 1969 - Marvin Gaye was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, with 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'.
- 1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
- 1958 - Having been sworn in the previous day, Private 53310761, a.k.a. Elvis Presley received the regulation short back and sides haircut from army barber James Peterson.
- 1966 - At a photo session at Bob Whitaker's studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls. The image was used as the initial cover of their next American album, 'Yesterday and Today'.
- 1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).
- 1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians.
- 1945 - Billboard published the first U.S. LP chart.
- 1958 – Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
- 1964 - John Lennon's first book, “In His Own Write,” was published in the UK.
- 1972 - The Concert For Bangladesh film, featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar,Billy Preston, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Badfinger,and Eric Clapton, premiered in New York.
- 1973 - John Lennon was ordered to leave the U.S.. by the immigration authorities. within 60 days.
- 1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
- 1638 – Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
- 1956 - Carl Perkins was injured in a car crash on the way to an Ed Sullivan Show appearance.
- 1963 – The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, is released in the United Kingdom.
- 1965 - Bob Dylan's fifth studio album, 'Bringing It All Back Home,’ was released.
- 1971 - ARRESTED: All the members from The Allman Brothers Band, for heroin and marijuana possession.
- 1978 - DEBUT: The Rutles' 'All You Need Is Cash'was broadcast for the first time in the US.
- 1952 – Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1964 - The Beatles began a two-week run at No.1 with 'She Loves You, ‘after 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' had held the No.1 position on the US singles chart for seven weeks.
- 1965 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
- 1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan.
- 1616 – Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
- 1916 – Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
- 1923 – The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso's first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
- 1948 – With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
- 1960 - Elvis Presley began his first recordings since being discharged from the U.S. Army.
- 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married at the British Consulate Office in Gibraltar.
- 1970 - David and Angela Bowie were married at Beckenham Registry Office, London.
- 1971 - Janis Joplin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song, “Me And Bobby McGee,” her only #1. She had died the previous fall.
- 1977 - BANNED: Lou Reed,from appearing The London Palladium in England because of his punk image.
- 1977 - FINAL GIG: T. Rex at The Locarno in Portsmouth, England.
- 1962 - Bob Dylan’s debut album Bob Dylan was released in the Untied States.
- 1982 - Randy Rhoads was killed in a plane crash.
- 1939 - First Frank Sinatra recording, a song called 'Our Love', with the Frank Mane band.
- 1965 - The Rolling Stones were each fined £5 ($8.50) for urinating in a public place
- 1957 - Elvis Presley bought Graceland.
- 1969 – Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
- 2004 - Ray Davies of the Kinks received his CBE medal from the Queen at Buckingham Palace
- 1964 - Advance sales in the U.S. for The Beatles latest single 'Can't Buy Me Love,’ setting a new record for 2,100,000 copies.
- 1977 - The Sex Pistols were fired from A&M, after being with the label for just six days, due to pressure from other label artists and its Los Angeles head office.
- 1955 - Elvis Presley signed a management contract with Colonel Tom Parker.
- 1956 – My Fair Lady receives its premiere performance on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
- 1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
- 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
- 1885 – The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.
- 1964 – A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
- 1964 - Sales of Beatles singles currently accounted for 60 percent of the US singles market and album “Meet the Beatles” had reached a record 3.5 million copies sold, according to a report in Billboard magazine.
- 1975 - D.I.V.O.R.C.E. for Tammy Wynette and George Jones, after six years of marriage.
- 2013 – Pope Francis is elected in the papal conclave to succeed Pope Benedict XVI.
(Back from vacation)