2002 - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and many others perform at a tribute concert for George Harrison at London's Royal Albert Hall.
2001. - George Harrison dies in L-A. The former Beatle loses a three-year battle with cancer.
1982- The Exodus album by Bob Marley and The Wailers is released.
1981 - Actress Natalie Wood, 43, drowns off Santa Catalina Island, California.
1979 - The original members of KISS play what will be their final show together until a 1996 reunion tour.
1978 - Neil Young's Comes a Time goes gold.
1977 - The Kansas album Point of Know Return is certified platinum.
1975- Bill Gates chooses the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen have formed.
1969- John Lennon is convicted of cannabis possession and fined 360 dollars in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with him on October 18th, is acquitted.
1969- The Rolling Stones perform at Boston Garden. B-B King, Ike & Tina Turner and Terry Knight & the Pack open.
1969 - Black Sabbath, formerly known as Earth, plays the first gig under its new name in a Birmingham (UK) club.
1963 - President Johnson names a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
1963 - "I Want to Hold Your Hand," The Beatles' fifth U-K single, is released. It will sell over a million copies in its first three days on sale there. The single that breaks them in America comes out here 27 days later.
1961- The Mercury spacecraft is launched with Enos the chimp on board. The vessel orbits the Earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico.