1931: Cab Calloway recorded “Minnie the Moocher.” It was the first jazz album to sell a million copies.
1967: Eric Burdon and The Animals refused to do a show in Ottawa, Ontario, unless they were paid in advance. The audience went on a rampage, causing $5,000 in damage.
1991: Ballroom dancing king Arthur Murray died in Hawaii at the age of 95.
1995: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry underwent brain surgery for a ruptured aneurysm in Switzerland.
Today’s Birthdays: Singer-musician Mike Pender (The Searchers) is 75. Movie producer-director George Miller is 71. Actress Hattie Winston is 71. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 69. Actor-director Tim Kazurinsky is 66. Singer-musician Robyn Hitchcock is 63. Actor Robert Gossett is 62. Rock musician John Lilley is 62. Actress Miranda Richardson is 58. Rock musician John Bigham is 57. Actress Mary Page Keller is 55. Contemporary Christian musician Duncan Phillips (Newsboys) is 52. Rapper-actor Tone Loc is 50. Actress Julie Bowen is 46. Country singer Brett Warren (The Warren Brothers) is 45. Actor David Faustino is 42. Gospel singer Jason Crabb is 39. Singer Ronan Keating (Boyzone) is 39. Rapper Lil’ Flip is 35. Actress Jessica Biel is 34. Rock musician Blower (AKA Joe Garvey) (Hinder) is 32. Pop singer Camila Cabello (Fifth Harmony) is 19.