2007 - Opening arguments are presented in the murder trial of Hall of Fame record producer Phil Spector.
2006- Bruce Springsteen releases We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, his seventh album not to feature the E Street Band. (He has released 10 with E Street.) The album contains 13 songs previously recorded by legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger.
2000 - Vermont approves same-sex unions.
1999- Paul Simon performs "Mrs. Robinson" at Yankee Stadium as part of a ceremony honoring then-recently deceased Yankee hero Joe DiMaggio.
1997 - U-2's PopMart Tour begins in Las Vegas. It goes on to become the year's second-highest-grossing tour (79.1-million dollars), after The Rolling Stones' (89.3-million dollars). But the following night's live U-2 T-V special sets an all-time record for low ratings.
1990- The Hubble Space Telescope is placed in orbit.
1981- Paul McCartney folds Wings after the departure of singer-guitarist (and former Moody Blues leader) Denny Laine.
1979- TheRamones' Rock and Roll High School movie has its premiere.
1975 - Alice Cooper: The Nightmare is an A-B-C late night special featuring the singer and a series of vignettes with the actor Vincent Price.
1974- According to Rolling Stone, RayStevens' novelty hit, "The Streak," has led to naked runners at concerts by Yes, Gregg Allman and The Beach Boys, victimized by their own Mike Love and Dennis Wilson.
1974 -Gregg Allman plays the last date of his solo tour. "I want to squelch a few rumors right now," he tells the Cincinnati crowd before bringing on the rest of the Allman Brothers Band for a 90-minute encore.
1974 - Pamela Courson Morrison, the widow of Jim Morrison, dies of a heroin overdose in her Hollywood apartment. She was 27 years old, the same age Jim was when he died three years earlier.
1968 - The Beatles refuse to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show. Ringo Starr explains, "Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don't do benefits."
1901- New York becomes the first state to require automobile license plates. The fee: one dollar.