2007 - Cal Ripken Junior and Tony Gwynn are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony attended by a record-smashing crowd of more than 75-thousand in Cooperstown, New York.
2007 - Tom Snyder -- the newsman, T-V talk show host and interviewer who presided over the Tomorrow show on N-B-C from 1975 to 1981 -- dies from complications of leukemia at the age of 71.
1990 - No-hitters are pitched in both leagues on the same day -- by Fernandeo Valenzuela for the Dodgers and Dave Stewart for the A's.
1974 - "Mama" Cass Elliot, the former Mamas and the Papas mainstay, suffers a fatal heart attack in London. The 32-year-old had just wrapped up a two-week engagement at the Palladium.
1973 - Led Zeppelin's safe deposit box at the Drake Hotel in New York is robbed of 180-thousand dollars. It is one of the largest cash thefts ever in New York City.
1972 - The Supreme Court strikes down the death penalty by a 5-4 vote. It is reinstated in 1976.
1968 - The Beatles start recording "Hey Jude" at Abbey Road in London. Over the next four days --with a move to Trident Studios --they produce their longest-running (seven minutes) and most dominant (eight weeks at number-one) single.
1968 - The Byrds leave for a concert tour of South Africa, without singer-guitarist Gram Parsons, who refuses to set foot in the country while apartheid still prevails.
1967 - The Doors' "Light My Fire" starts a three-week run at number-one in Billboard.
1966 - Cream plays its first public show, at a Manchester (England) club called the Twisted Wheel.
1965 - The Beatles' second movie, Help!, opens at London's Pavilion Theater nearly a month before its U-S debut.
1953 - The Interstate Highway System is born when the Federal Highway Act authorizes the building of more than 42-thousand miles of highway.
1946 - Addicted to heroin and alcohol, saxophonist Charlie Parker collapses at a studio session in L-A while recording "Lover Man." He spends the next six months in a state hospital.
1938 - The comic strip Dennis the Menace debuts.
1925 - Marvin Pipkin patents the frosted light bulb to reduce glare.