2005 - Guess Who co-founders Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman are inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Toronto.
1990 - Del Shannon ("Runaway," "Hats off to Larry") dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 50. There had been rumors of him joining The Traveling Wilburys as a replacement for the late RoyOrbison.
1974- The three-man crew of the Skylab space station returns to Earth after 84 days.
1973- Max Yasgur, the dairy farmer on whose property the Woodstock festival was held, dies.
1971 -Eat the Document, a Bob Dylan documentary shot mostly on his 1966 UK tour (Don't LookBack had chronicled the previous year's English visit), is shown for the first time at New York's Academy of Music.
1971- London's Royal Albert Hall bans a scheduled series of concerts by Frank Zappaandthe Mothers of Invention because they judge certain lyrics from 200 Motels, the album he's scheduled to perform with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to be obscene.
1969 - Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Stevie Winwood announce they are forming a new band and looking for a fourth member. When ex-Family bassist/violinist Rick Grech joins them, BlindFaith is born.
1967- The Beatles start recording "Good Morning, Good Morning." John Lennon later admits the song was inspired by the British commercial for Kelloggs Corn Flakes.
1965- George Harrison has his tonsils out at University College Hospital in London. They are destroyed to prevent anyone from later selling them.
1963- Lamar Hunt, owner of the American Football League franchise in Dallas, moves it to Kansas City and names the new team the Chiefs.
1960 - The House of Representatives' Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight opens hearings on disc jockey "payola" -- taking bribes from labels to play specific records.
1952- Queen Elizabeth II ascends to the British throne.
1936- The first National Football League draft is held. Jay Berwanger is the first to be selected, by the Philadelphia Eagles.