2005 - The 10th Ozzfest kicks off in Mansfield, Massachusetts. It's headlined by Black Sabbath and features Iron Maiden, Mudvayne, Rob Zombie and Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society.
2004 - U-2 reveal that a disc containing finished songs for a forthcoming album (How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb) vanished from a photo shoot in Nice, France.
2000 - Ex-Mike and the Mechanics and Sad Cafe singer Paul Young dies of a heart attack at 53.
1994 - Bruce Springsteen performs with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ.
1992 - Bill Clinton is nominated for president.
1989 - Over 200-thousand people attend a free Pink Floyd concert in Venice, Italy. Residents complain about noise, littering and drug use.
1987 - Admiral John M. Poindexter, former National Security Adviser, testifies that he authorized the use of Iran arms sales profits to aid the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1978 - The Rolling Stones' Some Girls album, hits number-one.
1974 - Elton John, fresh off the huge success of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, signs a then-record contract with M-C-A. It pays the bespectacled superstar eight-million dollars for five albums.
1973 - Onstage at a concert in England, Ray Davies announces he's leaving The Kinks. His decision is brought on by exhaustion and the stress of marital problems. He returns to the group within the week.
1972 - Elton John's Honky Chateau album hits number-one in Billboard, where it remains for five weeks.
1966 - Jefferson Airplane and The GratefulDead begin a three-night engagement together at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
1963 - Elvis Presley starts filming Viva Las Vegas.
1958 - John Lennon's mother Julia dies after being hit by a car (driven by an intoxicated off-duty policeman) in Liverpool.