2008- Aerosmith's Steven Tyler checks into rehab. He'll later claim that the stint was related to a series of surgeries to correct injuries to his foot.
2004- Drummer Bill Ward announces that he will play with Black Sabbath on the summer's Ozzfest tour.
2000- Don Henley kicks off his Inside Job tour in Houston, two days before the album comes out.
1998- Kip Kinkel, an expelled high school student in Springfield, Oregon, kills two people and wounds 25 others with a semi-automatic rifle in a school shooting spree. After he is apprehended, police learn that the boy had killed his parents the day before the rampage.
1992 - Bette Midler appears as Johnny Carson's last guest on The Tonight Show, one night before the show airs its final episode.
1983- "Let's Dance" by David Bowie hits number-one in Billboard
1982- Queen releases the Hot Space album.
1980- The Empire Strikes Back, the second film in the Star Wars series, opens across the U-S.
1979- Elton John performs in Leningrad, kicking off an eight-date tour of Russia. He's the first Western pop star to mount a major tour of the nation. The shows result in To Russia With Elton, a cable-TV special and videodisc.
1976 - Aerosmith's Rocks album is certified gold.
1976- Paul McCartney's Wings Over America tour hits Nassau Coliseum on Long Island in New York.
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin a 10-day "bed-in" at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
1969- The Beatles officially announce the appointment of Allen Klein, who has worked with Donovan and The Rolling Stones, to handle their financial affairs.
1968- Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is busted for cannabis possession in his London apartment.
1964 - "Sie Liebt Dich," The Beatles' German-language version of "She Loves You," is issued in the U-S.
1954- An amendment to lower the voting age to 18 is defeated.
1945 - Humphrey Bogart weds Lauren Bacall.
1914 -The Greyhound Bus Company is formed in Minnesota.