2010 - Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones publishes his autobiography, Life, which becomes a best-seller.
2004 - U-2's Bono and The Edge appear at Apple Computer headquarters in San Jose, California to announce the special edition U-2 I-Pod.
2000 - The New York Yankees defeat the New York Mets to win the World Series in what's called a subway series.
1999 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young release Looking Forward, their first album together in 11 years and only their third studio recording ever.
1991 - Former Washington mayor Marion Barry arrives at federal prison in Virginia to begin a six-month sentence for cocaine possession.
1982 - Clash frontman Joe Strummer disappears just as the band's Know Your Rights tour is about to begin. It turns out to be a publicity stunt.
1981 - Queen and David Bowie record "Under Pressure" in Montreux, Switzerland. Years later, it becomes the basis for Vanilla Ice's career.
1976 - Chicago gets a gold record for "If You Leave Me Now."
1975 - A Chorus Line premieres on Broadway.
1970 - Muhammad Ali returns to the ring after more than three years and beats Jerry Quarry in Atlanta.
1970 - Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury debuts.
1968 - Johnny Rivers headlines the San Francisco International Pop Festival. Jose Feliciano, Iron Butterfly, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Deep Purple and Canned Heat round out the bill for two days of shows at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in suburban Pleasanton, California.
1968 - Smile, the group that would become Queen, makes its public debut opening for Pink Floyd at a London college.
1967 - Manfred Mann begin recording an obscure Bob Dylan song, "The Mighty Quinn." The band will complete it in sessions in November and December.
1967 - Pink Floyd play their first U-S show, at San Francisco's Fillmore West, opening for Richie Havens and Big Brother and the Holding Company.
1965 - The Beatles are made Members of the British Empire in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace presided over by Queen Elizabeth.