2008- Paul McCartney receives the Ultimate Legend Award at the M-T-V Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, England.
2002- Winona Ryder is convicted of grand theft and vandalism for shoplifting more than $5,500 in merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills in December 2001.
1998 - People magazine names Harrison Ford the Sexiest Man Alive, citing his "green-gray eyes, the slept-on hair [and] the endearing scar on the chin."
1977- Elton John becomes the first non-sports inductee of the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame in New York.
1975 - The Sex Pistols play their first public show, at St. Martin's School of Art in London. The electricity is turned off after 10 minutes.
1973 - Gram Parsons' road manager, Phil Kaufman, is fined 300-dollars for stealing Parsons' casket from Los Angeles International Airport. According to Kaufman, who took the body to the desert and cremated it, he was merely carrying out Parsons' final wishes.
1972- Deep Purple's Machine Head album goes gold.
1970 - Aerosmith play their first gig, at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton, Massachusetts.
1969 - Led Zeppelin open a three night stand at Winterland in San Francisco. Isaac Hayes and jazz star Roland Kirk are the opening acts.
1966- Bill Graham opens the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
1965 - During a power blackout in New York City, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson and Bobby Neuwirth have an acoustic jam with Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones in a New York hotel room.
1965- The Rolling Stones appear on Shindig!, along with The Strangeloves and Fontella Bass.
1947 - Meet the Press debuts on N-B-C T-V.
1923- Jacob Schick is granted a patent for the electric shaver.
1860- Abraham Lincoln defeats three other candidates for the presidency.