Born on this day in Dublin, Texas, was Johnny Duncan singer who scorded the 1977 US #1 Country hit “It Couldn’t Have Been Any Better.” In his career, he released fourteen studio albums, producing more than thirty chart singles, including, “She Can Put Her Shoes Under my Bed (Anytime).” Duncan passed away on August 14, 2006.
Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso after customs officials found hundreds of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.
Loretta Lynn records “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” during an afternoon session at Bradley’s Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
George Jones and Tammy Wynette welcome their only child, Tamala Georgette Jones, in Lakeland, Florida.
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country chart with “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” Written by songwriter Fred Rose, the song was from his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger and became Willie’s first #1 hit as a singer.