2010- KISS’s Gene Simmons is admitted to a Los Angeles hospital after fainting and banging his head at Los Angeles International Airport.
2005- Cream plays the first of three reunion shows at New York's Madison Square Garden.
2005- Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man 50 years ago made her a major figure in the civil rights movement, dies at the age of 92.
1997- In Arlington, Virginia, sportscaster Marv Albert is spared a jail sentence after he makes a courtroom apology to the woman he bit during a sexual encounter.
1992- The Toronto Blue Jays become the first non-U-S team to win the World Series.
1988- The John Fogerty vs. Fantasy Records case begins. Fantasy claims that Fogerty has plagiarized his own "Run Through the Jungle" in "The Old Man Down the Road." Fogerty will eventually prevail in the case.
1980- Paul McCartney receives a rhodium-plated disc from the Guinness Book of World Records as history's all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist.
1978- In a Canadian court, Keith Richards is given a suspended sentence for trafficking heroin. He is ordered to perform a free concert for the blind.
1973- Keith Richards is fined 500-dollars and given conditional discharges on four drug charges and three firearm offenses.
1972 - Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier, dies of heart disease in Stamford, Connecticut at age 53.
1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono record the demo of "Happy Christmas (War Is Over") in their Greenwich Village apartment in New York.
1970- President Richard Nixon, in a speech to a White House radio broadcasters conference, appeals for rock lyrics to be screened and those urging drug use to be banned.
1969- Apple releases John Lennon's "Cold Turkey" in the U-K.
1969 - Paul McCartney denies reports of his death during an interview with the B-B-C's Chris Drake. Parts of the conversation, which takes place at McCartney's farm in Scotland, airs in Britain on the 26th and 27th.