2011 - Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in an alcohol-related car crash at 34.
2007 - Jimmy Kimmel has an emergency appendectomy.
2006 - After 44 years at C-B-S News, Dan Rather receives his walking papers from the "eye" network.
1996 - As the Furthur Festival kicks off in Atlanta, members of The Grateful Dead perform together for the first time since Jerry Garcia's death.
1994- O-J Simpson pleads not guilty to the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
1977- The Trans-Alaska Pipeline begins operation.
1969 - The Newport '69 Festival starts in Northridge, California, where 150-thousand see Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ike & Tina Turner, Jethro Tull, The Rascals, Steppenwolf, Booker T & the MGs and others perform. Hendrix's 125-thousand-dollar fee for this appearance is, to date, the highest single appearance fee ever paid to a single rock act.
1967- Muhammad Ali is convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.
1967 -The Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix begin a six-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
1966- The Beatles re-release their Yesterday and Today album--with new, uncontroversial cover art.
1966- The U-S Open is televised in color for the first time.
1964- The Rolling Stones wrap up their first U-S tour with afternoon and evening shows at Carnegie Hall in New York.
1950- Willie Mays graduates from high school and signs to play professional baseball for the New York Giants.
1947 - Mobster "Bugsy" Siegel is shot to death through a window of his girlfriend's Beverly Hills home.