2002: Randy Castillo, drummer for Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue & Lita Ford died of squamous cell carcinoma at his home in Los Angeles. He was 51 years old.
1994: Soundgarden entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with Superunknown which spent one week on top of the chart & went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1988: Def Leppard peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Hysteria” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1983: Golden Earring peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Twilight Zone” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1980: The Police performed in Bombay, India, the first western rock concert in Bombay in 10 years.
1980: Van Halen released their third album Women and Children First which went on to reach number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell three million copies in the U.S.
1976: Genesis kicked off their first North American tour with Phil Collins singing for them in London, ON.
1976: Thin Lizzy released their sixth album Jailbreak which went on to become their first album to chart in the U.S. peaking at number eighteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & become their only Gold record in the U.S.
1965: Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious by an electrical shock from a microphone stand onstage during a concert in Odense, Denmark.
Richard Tandy-keyboardist for Electric Light Orchestra born in 1948
Steven Tyler-singer for Aerosmith born in 1948
Fran Sheehan-bassist for Boston born in 1949