2007- Iran bans Western haircuts and eyebrow plucking for men.
2007- The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California comes to a close with reunion performances by Rage Against the Machine and Crowded House.
1999 - Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee announces he is leaving the band to work on his new project, Methods of Mayhem. The band will replace Lee with ex-Ozzy Osbourne drummer Randy Castillo.
1990- The destruction of the Berlin Wall begins.
1988 - Burt Reynolds marries Loni Anderson.
1988- Eric Clapton files for divorce from Patti ("Layla") Boyd.
1980 - Bob Seger's Against the Wind album is certified gold. It will top the chart for six weeks and yield four Top 40 hits.
1977- Fleetwood Mac performs "Dreams" and "Go Your Own Way" on The Midnight Special.
1976-After playing a Memphis show, in which "Knock on Wood" singer Eddie Floyd joined him onstage, Bruce Springsteen jumps the fence at Graceland in hopes of meeting Elvis Presley. He is stopped by guards who lead him away without visiting The King, even after the Boss tells them he's appeared simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek.
1975 - The American embassy in Vietnam is evacuated as North Vietnamese forces fight their way into Saigon.
1974- President Nixon announces he will release edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings relating to the Watergate scandal.
1973- More than 80 people, including 28 policemen, are hurt and 50 arrests are made when police fire tear gas canisters into a crowd attempting to enter a Stockton, California concert by Elvin Bishop, Canned Heat, Buddy Miles and Fleetwood Mac.
1972 - New York mayor John Lindsay says he will help John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their fight to remain in the United States.
1970 - In London, George Harrison says The Beatles will eventually reunite and announces plans for his first post-Beatles solo album.
1970 - U-S and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia.