There were several significant events on this day between the years 1942 and 2011.
On this day in 1942 Alan Clarke future vocalist for The Hollies is born in Lancashire, England.
On this day in 1950 Agnetha Faltskog future vocalist for ABBA is born in Jönköping, Sweden.
On this day in 1958 the first "Greatest Hits" compilation is released, and it's by Johnny Mathis. It's a big success and the format catches on quickly. (The Mathis album stays in the Billboard 200 album chart for over 9 years, a record not broken until Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.)
On this day in 1964 The Beatles film the famous opening scene from their first movie, A Hard Day's Night, running away from a group of rabid female fans at London's Marylebone train station.
On this day in 1965 Mike McCready future lead guitarist of Pearl Jam is born in Pensacola, Florida.
On this day in 1968 the night after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, James Brown agrees to televise his performance in Boston where he appeals for calm in the wake of riots across the US.
Warrant performs the hit song 'Cherry Pie' from their sophomore album of the same name. The song reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at No. 7 and has sold over 2 million copies to date.