2006 - Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is finally naturalized as a citizen of the United States.
2005 - Sixteen pages of poetry written by Bob Dylan was auctioned off for $78,000 in New York.
2003 - The Compaq Center in Houston closes with a final concert by ZZ Top, who performed there when it was known as The Summit. The venue is acquired by Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church.
1997 - Michael Hutchence of INXS dies at the age of 37 in a Sydney hotel room in what the coroner rules a suicide.
1994 - Pearl Jam releases third album, Vitalogy.
1989 - Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers plays Douglas J. Needle in Back to the Future Part II.
1968 - In Ireland, singer Marianne Faithfull, heavily addicted to cocaine, miscarries what was to be her second child, fathered by boyfriend Mick Jagger.
1968 - The Beatles release their ninth album, The Beatles aka The White Album.
1965 - Bob Dylan marries his first wife, Sara Lownds, in New York.
1963 - The Beatles release their second studio album, With The Beatles.
1907 - The world's first radio company, the Marconi Wireless Company of America, is incorporated in New Jersey.
- Little Steven Van Zandt (guitarist/mandolinist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Boston in 1950.
- Tina Weymouth (bass guitarist for Talking Heads) is born Martina Michele Weymouth in Coronado, California in 1950.
- Rod Price (lead guitarist for Foghat) is born Roderick Michael Price in Willesden, North London, England in 1947.