2006- The News Corporation bows to pressure and kills O-J Simpson's upcoming book, If I Did It, in which he speculates how he would have killed his ex-wife if, of course, he had killed her -- and a two-part FOX special promoting it.
2006- Legendary movie director Robert Altman dies at the age of 81.
2004 - U-2 make up their own rules at Saturday Night Live by playing three songs to close the show. The band starts a final song as the credits roll.
2003- Boston's self-titled debut album is certified 17-times platinum
1995 - On a British television interview, Princess Diana admits to being unfaithful to Prince Charles during their marriage.
1991- The Rolling Stones sign a 45-million-dollar deal with Virgin Records, making them (at the time) rock's highest paid group.
1990 - Chuck Berry is found not guilty of felony child abuse charge, but pleads guilty to misdemeanor marijuana possession. He gets a six-month jail sentence, two years probation and has to donate five-thousand dollars to a local hospital.
1984- McDonald's sells its 50-billionth burger.
1983 - An estimated 100-million people watch a controversial A-B-C T-V movie The Day After, which depicts the outbreak of nuclear war.
1976- George Harrison guests on Saturday Night Live and performs "Here Comes the Sun" with Paul Simon. But he turns down an offer of union scale wages to reform The Beatles for the show.
1975- The Who kick off a month-long American tour at the Summit in Houston.
1973 - Drummer Keith Moon collapses during a Who concert at The Cow Palace in San Francisco. Scott Halpin, a 19-year-old fan from Iowa, finishes the show for him.
1972- Elton John releases "Crocodile Rock" in the U-S. It will become his first number-one hit here.
1970 - Elton John and Leon Russell perform at the Fillmore East in New York.
1967 - The Beach Boys release Smiley Smile.
1962 -The Cuban Missile Crisis ends. The Soviet Union removes its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U-S ends its blockade of the island.
1962 - Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees is named the American League's Most Valuable Player for the third time.