On Aug. 14, 1958, Elvis Presley's mother, Gladys, died of a heart attack.
In 1971, Rod Stewart released "Maggie May."
In 1974, "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka was awarded a gold record. Feminists objected to the word "my," saying it should have been "our."
In 1985, Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney for the ATV music publishing catalog, which included many Beatles songs. Jackson paid $47.5 million dollars.
In 1989, Bon Jovi's "New Jersey" was the first American album to be released legally in what was then the Soviet Union.
In 2003, nineteen musicals and three stage plays on Broadway were shut down when New York and much of the Northeast suffered a massive power failure.