2010 - Bob Dylan is among those honored by President Obama with an arts and humanities award. The White House calls Dylan "an icon of youthful rebellion and poetic sensitivity" whose career has "marked the landscape of American culture for decades."
2008- Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood play the first of three collaborative shows at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1999- Bonnie Raitt and Eric Clapton team up to present their friend John Lee Hooker with a Rhythm & Blues Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
1998- Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind is named Album of the Year at the 40th annual GrammyAwards.
1989 - The Dallas Cowboys fire Tom Landry, the only head coach the team has had since its inception in 1960.
1988- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band begin the six-month Tunnel of Love Express tour, their first trek in more than two years.
1986- The all-star charity single "We Are the World" wins Grammys for Record and Song of the Year, while Phil Collins'NoJacket Required wins Album of the Year at the 28th annual Grammy Awards.
1981- At the 23rd annual Grammy Awards, Christopher Cross sweeps the major categories, winning Best New Artist,Record and Song of the Year (for "Sailing") and Album of the Year (for his self-titled debut).
1978- Jefferson Starship declares "Earth Day" as its new album, Earth, is premiered with a national radio broadcast.
1971- The nude revue Oh! Calcutta! opens on Broadway.
1965- The Rolling Stones perform "The Last Time" on the British TV show Ready! Steady! Go! on the same day it is released as a single there.
1964 - Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight boxing championship.
1963- Vee Jay Records, an independent and black owned Chicago label, releases the first US Beatles record, "Please Please Me" backed with "Ask Me Why." Although a chart-topper in Britain, the single is not a hit here.
1940 - The New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadians play in the first hockey game to be televised in the U-S. The Rangers beat the Canadians 6-2.
1919 - Oregon becomes the first state to place a tax on gasoline -- 1 cent per gallon.