2008 - Christian Bale is questioned for four hours on charges that he assaulted his mother and sister at a hotel in London.
2008 - The soundtrack to the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young documentary Deja Vu hits stores.
2005 - Director Roman Polanski, still an exile from America for his conviction for having sex with an underaged girl, wins his British libel suit against Vanity Fair for an article that claimed he attempted to pick up women en route to the funeral of his murdered wife Sharon Tate.
2001 - Beatles producer George Martin "reportedly" tells a British tabloid George Harrison "knows that he is going to die soon." The next day, a spokesman for Martin says, "We were disgusted and disappointed by the weekend articles...regarding the imminent demise of George Harrison. The reports were unsubstantiated, untrue, insensitive and uncalled for, especially as Mr. Harrison is active and feeling well in spite of health challenges he has had this year. George Martin...has emphatically denied speaking to any newspaper."
1991 - Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested.
1980 - The Allman Brothers announce that they have signed with Arista Records.
1977 - Elvis Costello's first album, My Aim Is True, is released in Britain.
1972 - The Who's "Join Together" single is released.
1971 - Thirteen days after Jim Morrison's death, The Doors' L-A Woman album is certified gold.
1970 - EltonJohn's self-titled album, which includes "Your Song," is his first U-S release.
1969 - Led Zeppelin gets a gold album for its self-titled debut.
1968 - The Byrds release their Nashville album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
1967 - The Doors make their network T-V debut, lip-synching "Light My Fire" and "Crystal Ship" on American Bandstand. Dick Clark also shows a film clip of The Bee Gees' "New York Mining Disaster 1941."
1965 - Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones appear in a London courtroom and are found guilty of "insulting behavior" for urinating against a gas station wall. They are each fined five pounds sterling.
1963 - The Beatles' first American album is released. Introducing the Beatles, on the black-owned independent label Vee Jay Records. Six months before the start of the British Invasion, the album sells very few copies--and those later become valued collectibles.
1933 - Pilot Wiley Post completes the first solo global airplane flight.