Steve Miller, an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and leader of The Steve Miller Band was born.
Brian Johnson, an English singer, songwriter and the third lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC was born.
Bob Geldof, an Irish singer-songwriter and former lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats was born.
Harold Faltemeyer, a German musician, composer and record producer was born. He is best known for composing the "Axel F" theme song for a 1984 American action comedy film Beverly Hills Cop.
"Endless Love", a duet song between Lionel Richie and Diana Ross reached #1 in Australia for four consecutive weeks. It was featured on the original soundtrack to Franco Zeffirelli's movie of the same name (starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt).
Kim Carnes reached number one in Spain with "Bette Davis Eyes" , the lead single from her sixth studio album, "Mistaken Identity".
Midge Ure, the former frontman of Ultravox, hit number one spot on the UK singles chart with "If I Was", the first single from his debut solo album, "The Gift".
Rick Astley started a three week run at no.1 in Germany with "Never Gonna Give You Up", the lead single from his debut album, "Whenever You Need Somebody".
The Australian rock band Icehouse started a eleven week run at No. 1 on the Australian albums chart with their sixth studio album, "Man of Colours". The album produced five singles: "Crazy", "Electric Blue", "My Obsession", "Man of Colours", and "Nothing Too Serious".