1999 - DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's "Doctor McCoy," dies of stomach cancer at 79.
1990 - The Supreme Court overturns as unconstitutional the law that bans the burning of the American flag.
1982 - The Steven Spielberg movie E-T: The Extra-Terrestrial opens in theaters nationwide.
1981 - For the first time in history, Major League players go on strike during the baseball season.
1979- John Wayne dies of lung and stomach cancer in Los Angeles at 72.
1978 - The Rolling Stones release Some Girls.
1977- The Electric Light Orchestra releases the single "Telephone Line."
1977 - The Exodus album by Bob Marley and The Wailers enters the U-K album chart.
1972- Hank Aaron ties the National League record for grand slams (14).
1969- David Bowie's single of "Space Oddity" is released. A month later, the BBC uses the song as the theme for their Apollo 11 coverage.
1969- The Beatles have their final number-one U-K hit, "The Ballad of John and Yoko." ("Let It Be" peaked there at number-two, and "The Long and Winding Road" was not issued as a British single.)
1966 - European radio stations report that Roger Daltrey of The Who has died. In fact, Pete Townshend had been injured in a car accident.
1966 - Texas singer Janis Joplin makes her debut with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Francisco.
1966- The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" becomes the 200th song to top Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
1965 - The announcement that The Beatles will receive MBE (Member of the British Empire) awards from Queen Elizabeth sparks controversy and results in some previous winners turning their medals in. John Lennon will return his in 1969 to protest Britain's support of U-S involvement in Vietnam.
1965- The Rolling Stones release their first live album, Got Live If You Want It.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1950- Golfer Ben Hogan, after recovering from a near-fatal car wreck, wins the U-S Open.