2005 -Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and his wife Teresa announce that they have separated after 17 years of marriage. They have two children -- 16-year-old Chelsea and 13-year-old Taj. Tyler's first marriage, to onetime groupie Cyrinda Foxe, lasted nine years and produced model-actress Mia Tyler. He fathered actress Liv Tyler with model-singer Bebe Buell.
2005- Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson shoots himself to death at his Aspen, Colorado home.
2004- The Ozzfest 2004 lineup is announced. Ozzy Osbourne is revealed as the headliner (although Black Sabbath eventually takes the top spot), with the reunited Judas Priest and Slipknot also on the bill.
2003 - The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island catches fire during a pyrotechnics display at a Great White concert, killing 100 people -- including the band's guitarist, Ty Longley --and injuring nearly 200. It's the worst such disaster in U-S history.
1991 - Metallica wins a Grammy for its cover of Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy," which was recorded for and included on an Elektra Records label compilation, Rubaiyat.
1987 - Billy Idol is arrested in New York for crack possession but is never formally charged with the crime.
1982- Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Giraldo, on Maui. It's Benatar's second marriage.
1976 - KISS place their footprints on the sidewalk outside Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater.
1974- Cher files for divorce from Sonny Bono.
1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" single is released in the US.
1969 -Candy, with Ringo Starr in his first non-Beatles movie acting role, has its world premiere in London.
1969 -Goodbye Cream, a documentary film of Cream's November 26th, 1968 farewell concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, opens in Baltimore to small crowds. Critics complain about bad sound quality and editing.
1962 - John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, going around it three times in four hours and 55 minutes in the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
1792- President George Washington signs an act creating the U-S Postal Service.