2002- The opening date of Guns n' Roses' North American tour in Vancouver, Canada turns into a riot when the show is canceled at the last minute.
1999- Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to win four straight tournaments since Ben Hogan did it in 1953.
1995- The International Astronomical Union confirms that it has named an asteroid "Garcia" after the late Grateful Dead guitarist.
1991- Magic Johnson announces that he has tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS and that he is retiring from basketball.
1991- Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens pleads not guilty to charges of indecent exposure.
1991- It is announced that Frank Zappa has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
1988- John Fogerty is found not guilty of plagiarizing himself. Fantasy Records, which owns the rights to his Creedence Clearwater Revival catalog, had sued him, claiming that "The Old Man Down the Road" was a re-write of "Run Through the Jungle."
1973- New Jersey becomes the first state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.
1973 - Congress override's President Nixon's veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power to wage war without Congressional approval.
1969 - In Fort Collins, Colorado, The Rolling Stones begin a U-S tour (their sixth) which ends in chaos and tragedy at Altamont Speedway. B-B King and Terry Knight & the Pack are the opening acts -- Ike & Tina Turner join the following night in L-A.
1968- The Doors are banned from playing Phoenix after Jim Morrison encourages the crowd to stand up during their show there.
1967- President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1967 -The Selective Service Commission announces that college students arrested in anti-war demonstrations will lose their draft deferments.
1963- The all-star film comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World has its world premiere in Hollywood.