On June 28, 1846, the saxophone was patented by its inventor, Adolphe Sax. He had been developing the instrument for several years before the patent was issued, but the patent is as close as we come to having an actual “birthday” for any musical instrument.
George Michael was born on June 25, 1963. For a decade beginning in the mid-1980s, Michael was one of America’s biggest pop stars, topping the charts with 11 #1 hit singles. His success lasted even longer in England, where he continued producing hit songs into the mid-2000s.