2006 - Teri Hatcher picks up an undisclosed wad of cash and an apology from the British tabloid The Sun over an erroneous article detailing her supposed sex romps in a V-W van parked in the driveway of her Hollywood home.
2004 - Early Days and Latter Days: The Best of Led Zeppelin Volumes One and Two goes gold and platinum.
2001 - In a message posted on his website, David Lee Roth claims he recorded three songs with Van Halen in 2000 but hadn't spoken with the band in nine months.
2001 - Paul McCartney and his girlfriend, Heather Mills, visit with Secretary of State Colin Powell in Washington, D-C to discuss raising awareness of the horrors of landmines.
2000 - Oprah Winfrey debuts O magazine.
1998 - Jimmy Smits, who plays "Detective Bobby Simone" on A-B-C's N-Y-P-D Blue, announces that he is leaving the show.
1995 - On the second anniversary of the F-B-I assault at Waco, Texas, Timothy McVeigh bombs the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168.
1994 - A Los Angeles jury awards $3.8 million to Rodney King for the police violation of his civil rights.
1982 - NASA names Sally Ride to be first woman astronaut.
1978 - Jackson Browne and The Doobie Brothers are among more than 40 artists who petition President Jimmy Carter to end America's reliance on nuclear power. Also voicing that opinion are Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Carly Simon, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor. They later assemble for an anti-nuclear benefit concert.
1978 - The Patti Smith Group releases "Because the Night," a song co-written by Smith and Bruce Springsteen. The single reaches number-13, and becomes Smith's only Top 40 hit.
1971- Joe Cocker and his movie Mad Dogs and Englishmen are the subject of a story in Time.
1968 - John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives leave the Maharishi MaheshYogi's ashram in India two weeks before completing their study. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney have already left. All four Beatles later denounce the Maharishi.
1965 - The Beatles release "Ticket to Ride." The future chart-topper carries Capitol Records serial number 5407.
1927 - Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity. She had written, produced and directed Sex, a Broadway play about a gigolo.