1963 - The Drifters recorded "On Broadway."
1963 - Gerry & the Pacemakers held their first recording session. They produced "Away from You" and "Pretend."
1966 - The Beach Boys recorded "Wouldn't It Be Nice".
1971 - The Joe Cocker film "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" debuted in London.
1981 - A picture of John Lennon naked appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.
1984 - Barry Manilow sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVIII.
1989 - Gene Simmons (KISS) and former "Playboy" model Shannon Tweed had a son.
1990 - Guns 'N' Roses guitarist Slash used profanity numerous times on live television while accepting an American Music Award.
1991 - L.L. Cool J's album "Mama Said Knock You Out" was certified platinum by the RIAA.
1993 - Metallica began their "Nowhere Else To Roam" tour in Kalamazoo, MI.
1998 - Toni Braxton filed for Chapter 7 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles, listing liabilities of more than $1 million.
1998 - Snoop Doggy Dogg filed a $10 million suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, its parent Coopers & Lybrand and former Gelfand accountant Steven Cantrock. The suit charged that they had mismanaged Snoop Doggy Dogg's money.