2002 - Bruce Springsteen releases The Rising, his first studio album with The E Street Band since 1984.
2000 - Ted Nugent gets into a fight with an animal rights activist at a Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco.
1998 - Buffalo Bob Smith dies of lung cancer at age 80. Smith and his puppet, Howdy Doody, starred in the first television program for children, The Howdy Doody Show, from 1947-1960.
1987 - David Bowie's Glass Spider tour opens in Philadelphia.
1983- The English Beat announce that they're breaking up, which leads to the formation of General Public and Fine Young Cannibals.
1982 - The Atlanta Braves give the boot to mascot "Chief Noc-A-Homa."
1975 - Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa disappears.
1971 - Two days after its U-S release, George Harrison's "Bangla Desh" single is released in the rest of the world.
1966 - The Who play the Sixth National Jazz & Blues Festival in England. Pete Townshend wears a black tuxedo complete with bowtie for the occasion but still demolishes his Rickenbacker guitar while playing "My Generation" at the end of the set.
1966- "Wild Thing" by The Troggs becomes the group's first and only American number-one.
1965- President Johnson signs Medicare into law.
1963- The Beatles record "All My Lovin'" (in 13 takes), "Please Mister Postman" (in nine), "It Won't Be Long" (in 23 ) and "Roll Over Beethoven" (in eight) at Abbey Road.
1960 - In the first American Football League exhibition game, the Boston Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills 28-7.
1957 - Elvis Presley's second movie, Loving You, opens nationally, three weeks after a world premiere in Memphis.
1956- President Eisenhower approves a Joint Resolution of Congress which makes "In God We Trust" the national motto of the United States. The motto has been in continuous use on the penny since 1909, on the dime since 1916 and on all silver dollars, half-dollar coins and quarters since 1908.
1928 - George Eastman introduces color movies in the U-S.