2005- At the London premiere of War of the Worlds, a man pretending to be a reporter squirts water from a fake microphone into Tom Cruise's face. Cruise challenges the man and calls him a "jerk."
2005 - Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Joe Perry, Richie Sambora and others gather at New York's Carnegie Hall for a 90th birthday tribute to guitar legend Les Paul.
1998 -The Simpsons are inducted into he Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1989- The movie Batman premieres.
1982 - Asia's self-titled debut album hits number-one on Billboard's Hot 200 album chart.
1982 - Steve Miller begins his first tour in three years to support his current album, Abracadabra.
1981 - Superman II sets the all-time one-day record for box-office receipts: $5.5 million.
1978 - The comic strip Garfield appears in U-S newspapers for the first time.
1976 - Blue Oyster Cult releases Agents of Fortune, which contains their biggest hit, "Don't Fear the Reaper."
1973 - The original stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in London.
1968 - The Rolling Stones are number-one in England with "Jumpin' Jack Flash."
1968 50,000 people march on Washington, D-C to support the Poor Peoples' Campaign.
1967 - Two days after Paul McCartney admits in a Life magazine interview that he'd taken LSD four times, London's Daily Mirror quotes Paul as saying: "I don't regret that I've spoken out. I hope my fans will understand..."
1955- President Harry Truman signs the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which extends selective service until July 1st, 1955 and lowers the draft age to 18.
1934 - Congress establishes the Federal Communications Commission.
1912- The U-S government establishes the eight-hour workday.