2008 - The Rolling Stones' concert film Shine a Light opens in theaters nationwide.
2007 - The piano John Lennon used to write "Imagine" is displayed at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis to mark the anniversary of the date in 1968 when Doctor Martin Luther King was assassinated.
2006- Pink Floyd singer-guitarist David Gilmour starts a brief North American tour in support of his new album, On an Island, with the first of two shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Unnanounced guests David Crosby and Graham Nash do some background vocals.
2005 - Queen is asked not to perform in Rome out of respect for the death of Pope John Paul the Second, but the band goes ahead with the show. Judas Priest cancels a show in the Pope's native Poland.
2003- A colossal squid weighing 330 pounds and measuring 16 feet is found in the Antarctic waters off New Zealand.
2001- Comedian Tom Greene tells U-S-A Today that he and Drew Barrymore have been married for a few weeks.
1977- The Clash's self-titled first album is released in the UK. It sells over 100-thousand copies on import before being released in the U-S in a revised version in 1979.
1975- The Who begin working on The Who by Numbers album in England.
1975 - More than 130 children are killed when a U-S Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes just after takeoff from Saigon.
1974- Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves ties Babe Ruth's home run record with 714.
1974- Queen's second album, Queen II, is released in the U-S.
1968 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior, 39, is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
1968 - The Who start a two-night stand at the Fillmore East in New York. Buddy Guy is their opening act.
1967 - Johnny Carson quits The Tonight Show. He returns three weeks later after getting a raise of $30,000 a week.
1965- The number-one single in Britain is "For Your Love," the third (and final) Yardbirds single to feature Eric Clapton.
1949- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty is signed by 12 nations.