American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.
1964: Roy Orbison's single "Pretty Woman" is released. The track quickly rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, claiming the No. 1 position by Sept. 26, 1964. The single has sold more than seven million copies since its release.