Singer Amos Milburn, known for the song "Chicken Shack Boogie," died in Texas.
John Lennon�s (Just Like) Starting Over and the album Double Fantasy topped the pop music charts just weeks after the death of the former Beatle.
Soprano Leontyne Price bid adieu to the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She sang the title role of Aida. Price had been part of the Met since 1961.
Capital Cities acquired ABC-TV for $3.5 billion. (In 1991, Capital Cities/ABC Inc. was purchased by Disney for a then-record $19 billion).
The first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was �Lady Soul�: Aretha Franklin. Bill Haley was among the 14 others inducted on this day.
Four non-cancerous polyps are removed from President Reagan's colon.
Country legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital two weeks after undergoing double-bypass heart surgery. At the time, he said he had no plans to cancel any of his tour dates that year.
"The Arsenio Hall Show" made its premiere on Fox.
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