2011 - John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" are sold at auction in Los Angeles for $200,000.
2005- Carl's Junior debuts a commercial featuring Paris Hilton, clad in a skimpy black bathing suit and standing next to a Bentley, wolfing down a spicy burger while dancing to "I Love Paris in the Springtime."
2000 - Bob Dylan receives the prestigious (and high-paying) Polar Music Prize in Stockholm, Sweden.
1996 - The Metallica album is certified nine-times platinum.
1984- On the eve of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U-S-A world tour, Nils Lofgren is named to fill the EStreet Band vacancy left by guitarist "Miami" Steve Van Zandt.
1982 - "Ebony and Ivory," the racial-harmony duet by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, hits number-one in Billboard, and remains there for seven weeks.
1976 - The Rolling Stones' Black and Blue, which features "Fool to Cry," hits number-one on the Billboard album chart.
1975- Fleetwood Mac performs in El Paso, Texas. It's the first show by the lineup that would bring the group its greatest success: Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine and John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.
1974- Bassist Bill Wyman releases Monkey Grip, the first solo album by a member of The Rolling Stones.
1973- California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan pitches his first no-hitter, beating Kansas City.
1971- Four Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young arrives at number-one in Billboard.
1970 - The first Black Sabbath album is released in the U-S.
1967- Paul McCartney meets his future wife, New York photographer Linda Eastman, at the London nightclub Bag o'Nails.
1965- The Byrds enter the Hot 100 chart for the first time with an electrified rendition of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man." It hits number-one six weeks later.
1963- At the fifth Grammy Awards, Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" is Record of the Year.
1957- Britain becomes the world's third thermo-nuclear power.
1912 -Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers rushes a heckler during a game is suspended indefinitely.