1998 Elton John & Bernie Taupin’s global hit “Candle In the Wind ‘97” is a double winner at the Ivor Novello Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The song commemorating the late Princess Diana wins best-selling U.K. single and international hit of the year. Accepting the award, John calls his victory “bittersweet,” noting, “I wish this record had never had to be made.”
1978 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams.
1968 Kylie Minogue is born in Melbourne, Australia. The actress-singer’s biggest single is a remake of “The Loco-Motion,” which hits No. 3 in 1988.
1968 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Mrs. Robinson,” Simon & Garfunkel.
1945 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is born in Berkeley, Calif. Among the songs he writes are “Proud Mary,” “Have You Seen the Rain” and “Bad Moon Rising.”
1944 Gladys Knight is born in Atlanta. Gladys Knight & the Pips begin recording when Knight, the lead singer, is only 8 years old. The group’s biggest hit is “Midnight Train to Georgia,” a No. 1 song in 1973. Knight also takes part in the No. 1 song “That’s What Friends Are For,” which raises money for AIDS causes.