Undated -- On July sixth, 1955, "Baby Let's Play House" became Elvis Presley's first national chart single, reaching number ten on Billboard's country chart.
In 1964, The Beatles' first film, "A Hard Day's Night," had its royal premiere at London's Pavillion Theatre. The movie opened in the US the next month.
In 1965, Marty Balin and Paul Kantner formed a folk-rock group that eventually became Jefferson Airplane.
In 1971, jazz musician Louis Armstrong died in New York. He was 69.
In 1973, Queen released its first single, "Keep Yourself Alive."
In 1979, songwriter and producer Van McCoy died of a heart attack in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 35. He had worked with artists like Aretha Franklin and Jackie Wilson, and was probably best known for his instrumental hit "The Hustle."
In 1994, Vanessa Williams opened on Broadway in "Kiss of the Spider Woman."
In 1998, singing cowboy Roy Rogers died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.