On this day in 1942 Bing Crosby recorded his version of "White Christmas" and would go on to sell 30 million copies, second most to Elton John's "Candle in the wind". So next holiday season when you hear this song played hundreds of times, remember that it was recorded at the end of May in the middle of a war.
On this day in 1997 singer Jeff Buckley disappeared when he went for a swim in the Mississippi River. He was waiting for his band to arrive in Memphis and took a spontaneous swim in the river while sing the chorus to Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". His death was ruled an accident with no mysterious circumstances.