2007 – George Clooney and his girlfriend, Las Vegas cocktail waitress Sarah Larson, crack up a motorcycle in New Jersey.
2006 – [lastfm]Bad Company [/lastfm]bassist Boz Burrell dies of a heart attack at the age of 60 at his home in Spain.
2004 – The former [lastfm]Cat Stevens [/lastfm]is denied entry into the U-S for security reasons. The Muslim convert considers himself a victim of ethnic profiling.
2002 – Co-founders [lastfm]Willie Nelson[/lastfm], [lastfm]John Mellencamp [/lastfm]and [lastfm]Neil Young[/lastfm] lead the list of performers taking part in Farm Aid 2002 in Pittsburgh. Lee Ann Womack, Keith Urban and Kid Rock are among those also performing.
2001 - America: A Tribute to Heroes, a star-studded telethon for the families impacted by the September 11th terrorist attacks, airs on numerous outlets from studios in New York and Los Angeles. Among the performers are [lastfm]U2[/lastfm], [lastfm]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm], [lastfm]Billy Joel[/lastfm], [lastfm]Tom Petty[/lastfm], [lastfm]Neil Young [/lastfm]and [lastfm]Paul Simon[/lastfm].
2001 – Ten days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Diana Ross sings “God Bless America” at a New York Mets game at Shea Stadium.
1998 - President Bill Clinton’s videotaped grand jury testimony is publicly broadcast. In it, Clinton tussles with prosecutors over “the truth of my relationship” with Monica Lewinsky.
1991 – “The Motown Song” by [lastfm]Rod Stewart[/lastfm] and [lastfm]The Temptations[/lastfm] peaks at number-10 on the singles chart.
1989 – [lastfm]The Bangles[/lastfm] break up (for the first time).
1985 – [lastfm]Dire Straits[/lastfm]‘ “Money for Nothing” hits number-one on the Billboard pop chart.
1984 – [lastfm]James Brown[/lastfm] marries Modell Rodriguez in South Carolina.
1982 – National Football League players begin a 57-day strike, their first regular-season walkout.
1980 – [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm] signs a long-term recording contract with Geffen Records.
1974 – [lastfm]Bachman-Turner Overdrive[/lastfm] releases “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” as a single.
1974 – [lastfm]Barry White[/lastfm]‘s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” is number-one on the Billboard pop chart.
1974 - Guitarist [lastfm]Ariel Bender[/lastfm] (Luther Grosvenor), who had replaced Mick Ralphs in the band, leaves Mott the Hoople.
1974 – Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, the former [lastfm]Steely Dan[/lastfm] guitarist, joins [lastfm]The Doobie Brothers[/lastfm].
1971 – [lastfm]Bill Withers[/lastfm] gets a gold record for “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
1971 – [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] gets a gold record for “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.”
1969 – [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm] attends a Who performance of Tommy in Croydon, England.
1968 – [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] releases his version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”
1966 – Jimi Hendrix and his manager, Chas Chandler, arrive in London from New York, where Chandler had discovered Hendrix playing in Greenwich Village clubs. Chandler convinces Hendrix that Britain will be more receptive to his style. During the flight, Hendrix decides to change the spelling of his first name from Jimmy to Jimi.
1964 – Still known as The High Numbers, The Who cut an audition tape at Abbey Road studios, recording such material as “Smokestack Lightning.”
1963 – Lesley Gore records “You Don’t Own Me” in New York with producer [lastfm]Quincy Jones[/lastfm].
1959 – [lastfm]The Isley Brothers[/lastfm] make their chart debut, with “Shout.”
1956 – [lastfm]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] finishes filming Love Me Tender, his first movie.