2011- Motley Crue singer Vince Neil begins a 15-day jail sentence after copping a plea in a drunk driving arrest.
2008- Christopher Walken is honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Society for his "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment."
2007- Ian Astbury leaves Riders on the Storm, formerly known as The Doors of the 21st Century, to concentrate on The Cult.
2005- The state of Mississippi declares B-B King Day in honor of the Delta native, during a ceremony held in the state capitol of Jackson.
2005- YouTube.com, the video sharing site, premieres on the Internet.
1981- Guitarist Mike Bloomfield, a former member of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, ElectricFlag and Bob Dylan's band, dies of a drug overdose. He was 36.
1978 - Leon Spinks defeats Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight boxing championship.
1977- Sid Vicious replaces Glen Matlock as bassist in The Sex Pistols.
1971 - George Harrison releases the single "What Is Life."
1970 - The Daughters of the American Revolution ban rock concerts at their Washington DC auditorium, Constitution Hall, after Sly and the Family Stone arrive five hours late for their show and the crowd does a thousand dollars worth of damage to the building.
1969- Led Zeppelin ends its first U-S tour with their second night at Thee Image Club in Miami, Florida.
1968- John and Cynthia Lennon and George and Patti Harrison fly to India to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Four days later, Ringo and Maureen Starr, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Mia Farrow and Donovan join them.
1964 - As Meet The Beatles begins an 11-week run at number-one on Billboard's album chart, The Beatles become the first group ever to have five songs on the Hot 100 singles chart in the same week.
1964- "U-S Rocks & Reels From Beatles Invasion -- Beatles Begin New British Artist Push," reads a headline in Billboard. The article claims, "Great Britain hasn't been as influential in American affairs since 1775."