2010 - Neil Young, who'd been nominated 13 times in the previous 20 years but had never won, wins the Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for his Neil Young Archives Volume One (1963-1972). His speech is perhaps the briefest ever at the event — he says, "Thank you everybody." The show also offers a tribute to the late Michael Jackson.
2001- KISS announce that drummer Peter Criss will not be with the band for the remainder of their Farewell Tour. He is replaced by Eric Singer.
2000- Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker is suspended for disparaging foreigners, homosexuals and minorities in a Sports Illustrated interview.
1990 - McDonald's opens its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow.
1982- The Doobie Brothers announce their breakup, but say they'll do a farewell tour.
1981 - Blondie hits number-one on the singles chart for the third time, with "The Tide Is High."
1976 - David Bowie releases Station to Station.
1975 - Elton John's Greatest Hits is America's best-selling album for the 10th week in a row.
1974 - Ringo Starr gets a gold record for "You're 16."
1972- John Lennon and Yoko Ono tape the first of five Mike Douglas Shows.
1971- Astronauts Alan B. Shepard Junior, Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blast off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.
1970 - The Grateful Dead are arrested for possession of L-S-D and barbiturates in New Orleans. The incident is later incorporated into the lyrics of "Truckin."
1969- Led Zeppelin plays its first New York show, opening for Iron Butterfly at the Fillmore East.
1967- Inspired by seeing Jimi Hendrix perform at London's Saville Theater, Jack Bruce composes the riff for Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love."
1967- The Beatles' "Penny Lane" is first broadcast on the pirate station Radio London 17 days before its official British release. The previous day, manager Brian Epstein had told E-M-I to make the song the next Beatles single .
1963 - The Beach Boys record "Surfin' U-S-A" and "Shut Down."
1958- Explorer I, the first man-made Earth satellite, is put into orbit.
1940- The first Social Security check is issued by the U-S government.