1998 - NASA announces that astronaut-turned-senator John Glenn will fly aboard the space shuttle Discovery in October.
1997 - Joni Mitchell and Phil Spector are inducted into The Songwriters Hall of Fame.
1992 - A day after he inducts Jimi Hendrix into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Neil Young plays with Booker T. & the M-G's at New York's Lone Star Roadhouse.
1991 - Mick Jagger attends the U-S premiere of his movie Freejack at Mann's Chinese Theatre in L.A. The Byrds, Ike and Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, The Impressions, John Lee Hooker, LaVern Baker and Jimmy Reed are inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the annual ceremony in New York.
1988 - George Harrison tops the Billboard singles chart with "Got My Mind Set on You."
1985 - Playboy stops stapling its centerfolds.
1984 - The Rolling Stones shoot videos for "She Was Hot" and "Too Much Blood" in Mexico City.
1980- Paul McCartney begins a 10-day stretch in a Japanese jail after half a pound of marijuana is found in his luggage at Tokyo Airport.
1979 - Cher divorces Gregg Allman.
1978 - Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols is hospitalized in New York after an overdose of heroin.
1975- Paul McCartney and Wings arrive at Sea-Saint Studios in New Orleans to begin sessions for Venus and Mars.
1974 - Peter Benchley's Jaws is published.
1970 - Eight John Lennon lithographs are confiscated from a London gallery by Scotland Yard's Obscene Publications Squad. The offending works are nude line drawings of John and Yoko Ono.
1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac and bluesman Albert Collins start a four-night run at the Fillmore West.
1961 - Mickey Mantle signs a $75,000-per-season contract with the New York Yankees that makes him the highest paid baseball player in the American League.
1957 - The Cavern Club opens. The former Liverpool jazz club will help launch The Beatles' career in the early '60s.