Why Famous: Along with Walter Becker, Fagen is the co-founder, lead singer and pianist of the jazz rock group Steely Dan, with which he has sold more than 40 million albums.
- 1974-05-11 Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"
- 1974-08-03 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers
- 1981-06-21 Donald Fagen and Walter Becker disband their rock group Steely Dan
- 2000-02-29 American rock band Steely Dan releases "Two Against Nature", their eighth studio album, and first in 20 years; it wins four Grammy Awards.