2011- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons dies in a Palm Beach, Florida hospital of complications from a stroke suffered 6 days earlier at his home in Singer Island, Florida. He was 69.
2011- Mountain frontman Leslie West undergoes emergency surgery in Biloxi, Mississippi to amputate his right leg above the knee.
2008- Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Woody Allen are among the winners of the first annual George Burns Memorial Sugar Daddy Awards, given to men who "have a penchant for women 20 years or more their juniors."
2000- Tiger Woods wins the U-S Open golf championship by a record 15 strokes.
1987-A woman sues Motley Crue for five-thousand dollars, claiming that she lost her hearing due to the excessive volume at a Crue concert.
1987 - Bruce Springsteen officially separates from his first wife, actress Julianne Phillips.
1983 - Astronaut Sally Ride becomes America's first woman in space, onboard Challenger.
1979- Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) 2 in Vienna.
1977 Fleetwood Mac tops the Billboard singles chart with "Dreams."
1976 - OLE ELO, a compilation of the Electric Light Orchestra's greatest hits, is certified gold.
1973-Paul McCartney releases the "James Bond" theme "Live and Let Die" on his 31st birthday.
1971 - Carole King performs at New York's Carnegie Hall. James Taylor joins her on "You've Got a Friend."
1970 - Phil Spector produces Derek and the Dominos' debut single, "Tell the Truth" b/w "Roll It Over," at Apple Studios in London.
1967- The final day of the Monterey Pop Festival features Ravi Shankar, The Blues Project, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Buffalo Springfield, The Who, The Grateful Dead, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Scott McKenzie and The Mamas & The Papas.
1963- Peter Paul & Mary release their cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind." The single will reach number-two nationally.