2010 - Actor, director and artist Dennis Hopper dies of prostate cancer at 74.
2008 - In honor of his 25th anniversary as a movie star, Tom Cruise launches TomCruise-dot-com.
2006 - Charlie Gibson takes over as sole anchor of A-B-C's World News Tonight.
2003- Researchers clone an Idaho mule. Scientists create a mule named Idaho Gem from a cell from a mule fetus and a horse egg.
2002- Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth kick off their joint tour outside Cleveland.
2001 - In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court rules that Casey Martin, a golfer with a degenerative disease, has the legal right -- under the Americans with Disabilitites Act -- to ride a golf cart during tournaments.
1977- Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to drive in the Indianapolis 500.
1973 - Roger McGuinn makes his solo debut at New York's Academy of Music just before the release of his first solo album and confirms that The Byrds are history.
1973 - Tom Bradley is elected mayor of Los Angeles for the first time. He is the first African-American to hold the office.
1972- Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells album, which will become a hit after part of it is used as the theme of The Exorcist, is released.
1971- Paul McCartney releases his version of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb." It goes Top 30.
1971 - The Rolling Stones top both the U-S album and singles charts with Sticky Fingers and "Brown Sugar," respectively.
1965 - The Rolling Stones, who are on the charts with "The Last Time," play the Academy of Music in New York.
1964 - TheRolling Stones' first U-S album, England's Newest Hitmakers, is released as London Records 375. "Not Fade Away," the band's first U-S single, leads off side one.