2001- Aerosmith, Queen, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke, The Flamingos and pianist Johnnie Johnson are inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
1999- Johnny Carson, 73, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery.
1998 - Major League Baseball approves Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers for a reported $350 million.
1988 - The Cult's drummer, Les Warner, quits when the rest of the English group moves to Los Angeles.
1982- Ozzy Osbourne Band guitarist Randy Rhoads, 25, dies after the pilot of a small airplane he's in flies low to buzz Osbourne's tour bus, then fails to regain height and crashes in a nearby woods.
1981 - Paradise Theater by Styx is certified platinum.
1977 - The last first-run episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show airs.
1976 - Former Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain dies of a drug overdose. He had been "asked" to leave the band a year earlier due to his drug problem.
1974- Paul Kantner and Grace Slick began their first tour as Jefferson Starship, with Johnny Barbata, David Freiberg, Peter Kaukonen, Craig Chaquico and Papa John Creach rounding out the lineup.
1968- Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience is certified gold.
1964- The Beatles take a lunchtime break from filming A Hard Day's Night to accept the Show Business Personalities of the Year award from British Prime Minister Harold Wilson at London's Dorchester Hotel.
1964- Sean Connery begins shooting his role as "James Bond" in Goldfinger.
1962 - Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album is released.
1953- The Academy Awards are broadcast on television for the first time.