2006 - Denise Richards files for divorce from Charlie Sheen.
2004 - Kinks leader Ray Davies is shot in the leg while chasing thieves who snatched a purse from a woman he was with in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
1999 -Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Minnesota's 37th governor.
1991- Nirvana announce that they've signed a two-album deal with the D-G-C imprint of Geffen Records.
1982- Bryant Gumbel of N-B-C Sports joins Jane Pauley as co-anchor of The Today Show.
1978- Ozzy Osbourne rejoins Black Sabbath, which he had quit the previous November.
1975 - Elton John tops the Billboard singles chart with a cover of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." John Lennon provides backup vocals.
1972 - Two weeks after its release, The Concert for Bangladesh album is certified gold by the R-I-A-A..
1971 - Playing a trial show to test out the acoustics of London's Young Vic Theater for the soon-to-be-aborted Lifehouse project, The Who throw the doors open and allow passersby in to watch.
1971- Mick Jagger stars in Performance, which opens in London. The movie was completed two years earlier but shelved. The Rolling Stones' singer plays, to nobody's surprise, a jaded, decadent rock star.
1965- Leo Fender sells the Fender Guitar Company to C-B-S for 13-million dollars.
1964 - The Hollywood Palace debuts on A-B-C. The variety series would become the network's longest lasting rival to C-B-S's Ed Sulivan Show.
1958- The Soviet satellite Sputnik I, which was launched into Earth orbit on October 4th, 1957, falls back to earth.
1950 - R-C-A Victor announces that it will manufacture long-playing records.
1936- The first pop music chart based on national record sales is published by Billboard magazine.