2011 - Don Kirshner, the music publisher and producer who fostered the careers Carole King, Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, Tony Orlando, Kansas and others, dies of heart failure at 76. He paired pop and TV as part of the team that created The Monkees and The Archies and later hosted the TV-series Rock Concert.
2007 - Humorist Art Buchwald dies of cancer at age 81.
2004 - Art Garfunkel is charged with marijuana possession after his limo is stopped for speeding in upstate New York. The state trooper who pulls the car over says he smells pot and finds a small quantity of it in the singer's pocket.
2000- Santana's Supernatural wins Favorite Pop-Rock Album at the 27th annual American Music Awards.
1996 - David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, The Velvet Underground, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Little Willie John, Pete Seeger, The Shirelles and radio pioneer Tom Donahue enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the organization's 11th annual induction ceremony.
1992 - The Metallica album is certified four-times platinum.
1985- Leonard Nimoy gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1984 - Linda McCartney is arrested at London's Heathrow Airport and charged with marijuana possession. She was flying in from Barbados, where she and Paul had been fined for a similar offense.
1974 - Bob Dylan's Planet Waves is released.
1972 - Highway 51 South in Memphis is renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.
1970- The Doors kick off a two-night stand at the Felt Forum in New York. The shows are recorded for the double-album Absolutely Live.
1969 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts publishes Ode to a High Flying Bird, a book in tribute to jazz great Charlie Parker.
1967- John Lennon begins writing the lyrics for The Beatles' "A Day in the Life." Later in the day, he and Paul McCartney make some changes to the words to the song, which will become a highlight of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
1946 - The United Nations Security Council holds its first meeting.
1916 - The Professional Golfers Association is formed in New York City.