2008- Bruce Springsteen and Peter Gabriel are both nominated for Golden Globes for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.
2001- Paul McCartney takes part in the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway, and dedicates his performance to the late George Harrison.
2001- Ted Turner purchases 12,000 acres in Nebraska for bison ranching.
1998- The Mars orbiter blasts off on a nine-month journey to the red planet. By the following September, scientists have lost touch with the probe.
1997- The Rolling Stones wrap up their U-S tour for 1997 at the T-W-A Dome in St. Louis. They return for a few more Bridges to Babylon dates in early 1998.
1990- A banner day for Led Zeppelin's trophy room: the band gets a diamond award (for sales of 10-million copies) for Led Zeppelin Four, five-times platinum plaques for Led Zeppelin Two, In Through the Out Door and Houses of the Holy, as well as quadruple-platinum awards for Physical Graffiti and Led Zeppelin, double-platinum for Presence and Led Zeppelin Three and platinum and gold for the band's box set.
1985 - General Electric Company agrees to buy R-C-A Corporation for $6.3 billion. The deal includes N-B-C Radio and Television.
1980 - President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating a $1.6 billion environmental "Superfund" that will be used to pay for cleaning up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps.
1976 - Bob Seger releases Night Moves. The album sells over five-million copies, and the title track becomes the veteran Detroit rocker's first Top 5 single.
1970 - The Doors perform at the Music Hall in Dallas. "Love Her Madly" opens the show, during which the band performs "Riders on the Storm" live for the first time.
1968- Filming begins on The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in a London T-V studio. which is scrapped by The Stones for three decades.
1951- Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball.
1941- Germany and Italy declare war on the U-S.
1901- Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal.
1894 - The world's first motor show opens in Paris with nine exhibitors.
1719- The first recorded sighting of the Aurora Borealis is in New England.