1942: Born on this day in Tremont, Mississippi was Tammy Wynette. Known as the “First Lady of Country Music.” Her best-known song, “Stand by Your Man,” was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the country music genre. Later in her career, Wynette had the 1991 hit “Justified and Ancient” with The KLF which became a #1 hit in eighteen countries. She died from cardiac arrhythmia at aged 55 on April 6, 1998.
1976: Mickey Gilley had the #1 song on the country singles chart with “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.” Written by Baker Knight the song became Gilley’s fifth #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.