2011- The Dallas Mavericks are NBA champs four-games-to-two over LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
2011- Saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band suffers a stroke at his Singer Island, Florida home. (He'll die 6 days later in a Palm Beach hospital.)
2008 - Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful celebrities for the second straight year, having earned a cool 275-million dollars.
2007 - The Rolling Stones release the concert D-V-D The Biggest Bang as an exclusive to Best Buy stores.
2006- Super Bowl-winning Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffers a serious head injury when the motorcycle he's riding collides with a car in Pittsburgh.
1999 - The Allman Brothers begin their 30th anniversary tour outside Denver.
1994- Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O-J Simpson, is tried and acquitted for the killings, but he is held liable for their deaths in a civil suit.
1991- Michael Jordan wins his first N-B-A championship, as the Chicago Bulls defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.
1982 - A million people, including Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, attend a nuclear disarmament rally in New York City.
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark opens.
1975- Almost five years after her death, JanisJoplin's Greatest Hits, released in 1973, is certified gold.
1973- Grand Funk records "We're An American Band" at Criteria Studios in Miami with Todd Rundgren producing.
1972- John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Some Time in New York City.
1972 - Mardi Gras, Creedence Clearwater Revival's final studio album, is certified gold.
1967 - The Beach Boys start working on vocals for "Heroes and Villains."
1965- The Beatles are inducted into the Order of the British Empire. While rock and roll fans applaud the move, others are outraged. Canadian legislator Hector Dupuis, a previous honoree, decries being "placed on the same level as vulgar nincompoops," and some previous M-B-E winners return their medals in protest.
1964 - The Zombies record "She's Not There."
1939- The National Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated at Cooperstown, New York, one hundred years after Abner Doubleday invented the game.