1995 - The Grateful Dead play their final concert at Chicago's Soldier Field. A month later, Jerry Garcia will suffer a heart attack and die while in drug rehab.
1988 - SteveWinwood's Roll With It enters the Top 40. It will eventually climb to number-one on the back of its chart-topping title track.
1988 - Cheap Trick get their only number-one single, as "The Flame" goes to the top of the Billboard chart.
1983 - ThePolice's "Every Breath You Take" starts a nine-week run at number-one on the pop chart.
1978 - Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton for the heavyweight championship.
1977 - KISS's Love Gun and Bob Marley and the Wailers' Exodus both reach the Top 40 of Billboard's album chart.
1977 - Elvis Costello quits his day job as a computer operator at an Elizabeth Arden cosmetics factory in England.
1974 - Crosby, Stills and Nash start a reunion tour in Seattle.
1972 - Grease has its one-thousandth performance on Broadway.
1971 - Grand Funk Railroad plays New York's Shea Stadium in a sold-out show with Humble Pie as their opening act.
1969 - The Beatles record "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" in John Lennon's first session since his June car crash.
1968 - The Doors perform at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas. "Soul Kitchen" opens the show and "Light My Fire" closes it. During that song's extended instrumental, Jim Morrison jumps offstage and offers his microphone to audience members. Several people shout happily into it, but a policeman does not.
1964 - The Animals hit number-one in England with "House of the Rising Sun." The single will top the U-S charts two-and-a-half months later.
1956 - Dick Clark becomes the host of Bandstand, a local afternoon T-V dance show in Philadelphia. Its tremendous success lands it on the A-B-C network 13 months later.
1955 - Bill Haley & His Comets top the Billboard singles chart with "Rock Around the Clock," the first rock and roll song to reach number-one.
1948 - African-American pitcher Satchel Paige makes his major league debut at the age of 42.