1967: Tammy Wynette realizes her first #1 single in Billboard as a solo artist with “I Don’t Wanna Play House.”
1984: The movie Songwriter directed by Alan Rudolph, and starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson was released. The film a satirical comedy, is loosely based on Willie Nelson’s own life and finances, (his song “Night Life,” for example, which he sold in 1961 for $150, went on to be recorded by over 70 artists and sold more than 30 million copies).
2006: Freddy Fender the Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician died aged 69. Best known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and the subsequent remake of his own “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.”