1752 - Composer Johann Friedrich Reichardt was born.
1856 - Composer Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev was born.
1897 - Composer Virgil Thomson was born.
1957 - Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps appeared on Ed Sullivan for their first national TV appearance.
1961 - The Everly Brothers were inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
1966 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its London performance debut at the Bag O' Nails Club.
1968 - Saxophonist Albert Ayler was found drowned in New York's Hudson River. He was 34 years old.
1984 - Several British and American stars got together as Band-Aid, and recorded "Do They Know It's Christmas". The project was planned by Bob Geldof. The proceeds of the record went to Ethiopian famine relief.
1985 - Bobby Brown announced that he was leaving New Edition. He had been voted out of the group.
1997 - The original lineup of the Zombies played onstage for the first time in 30 years.
1997 - Garth Brooks' seventh album "Sevens" was released.
1997 - The sixth album of 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," was released posthumously.
1998 - Spin magazine editor Craig Marks told police that Marilyn Manson's bodyguards pinned him against a wall and hauled him up into the air. Marks claimed that he was invited backstage to talk with Manson after a performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Manson allegedly threatened Marks with "`You know I can kill you, your family and everyone you know'."