2003- The space shuttle Columbia breaks up during re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board die.
1994 - Jeff Gillooly pleads guilty in Portland, Oregon, for his role in the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Gillooly, Tonya Harding's ex-husband, strikes a plea bargain in which he confesses to racketeering charges in exchange for testimony implicating Harding.
1992- Nirvana's Nevermind album reaches number-one in Billboard for the second time.
1988- The Cars announce their breakup.
1985- Glenn Frey makes his acting debut as a pilot on an episode of Miami Vice that is based on his song "Smuggler's Blues."
1979 - Patty Hearst is released from prison after serving 22 months of a seven-year sentence for bank robbery.
1977 - Guitarist Eric Bell leaves Thin Lizzy.
1968- At the Fillmore West in San Francisco, The Jimi Hendrix Experience begins a barn-storming 60-city, 66-day North American tour.
1968- Priscilla Beaulieu Presley gives birth to Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
1968- The Doors report that they've been offered a half-million dollars to star in a movie. They also announce plans for an A-B-C T-V special, a humor book and a volume of lyrics and poetry by Jim Morrison. His poetry book is the only one of the projects that comes to pass.
1967- The Beatles record the title song for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at Abbey Road.
1965- The Yardbirds record "For Your Love" in London.
1964 - The Beatles have their first number-one single in America. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" starts a string of 14 consecutive weeks in which The Fab Four top the Billboard singles chart. After seven weeks of "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You" is in for two weeks. "Can't Buy Me Love" closes the run with five weeks atop the Hot 100.
1963- Neil Young's instrumental group, The Squires, which models itself after England's Shadows, plays its first show at the Riverview Community Club in Winnipeg, Canada.
1949- R-C-A Victor introduces the 45 r-p-m record.
1913- Grand Central Station opens in New York City.