2002- The Recording Academy announces that the Grammy Awards will be held in New York for the first time since 1998.
2001- Bruce Springsteen's two-CD Live in New York City is released. The Boss celebrates the release by showing up at Jack's Music Shop in Red Bank, New Jersey to greet fans who lined up at midnight to buy the album.
2001- Jodie Foster confirms that she's pregnant with her second child and due in November. No word on the paternity of the baby.
1999- Paul McCartney becomes a grandfather when his daughter Mary gives birth to a boy.
1996- "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski is captured by the F-B-I in a Montana cabin.
1991 - A cease-fire ends the Gulf War, with United Nations forces victorious.
1979- Van Halen 2, which took six days to record, goes gold five days before the start of a 10-month tour.
1974 - Steely Dan performs at Lincoln Center in New York.
1973 - To combat a rash of Beatles bootlegs, Apple releases the twin double greatest hits albums, The Beatles 1962 - 1966 and The Beatles 1967 - 1970. The packages both go Top 3 on the album chart.
1968- The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior delivers his "mountaintop" speech, just 24 hours before he is assassinated.
1968- Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends album is released.
1964 - Bob Dylan enters the UK pop chart for the first time, with "The Times They Are a-Changin'."
1953 - T-V Guide is published for the first time.
1942 - The Japanese begin an all-out assault on American and Filipino troops at Bataan.