2003: David Lee Roth apprehended & detained a knife-wielding intruder trespassing at his home in Pasadena, CA. Roth kept the intruder at bay with a shotgun.
1998: U2 made a guest appearance on the 200th episode of The Simpsons. According to writers, U2 contacted them about making an appearance and the writers immediately wrote them into the episode.
1997: U2’s television special U2: A Year in Pop became the lowest rated prime time program in the history of network television at the time of its airing.
1994: Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick pled guilty to pointing a shotgun at police in California the previous month. Slick claimed she was under stress because her home burned down the previous year and was later sentenced to 200 hours of community service.
1986: Van Halen reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with 5150 which was their first album with Sammy Hagar singing for them. The album spent three weeks on top of the chart.
1986: Judas Priest peaked at number seventeen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Turbo which went on to sell one million copies in the U.S.
1982: While on his way to rehearse with The Clash in London, singer Joe Strummer had a change of heart and boarded a train to France, which caused The Clash to cancel a tour. Strummer re-appeared three weeks later claiming he was suffering from exhaustion.
1978: Ringo Starr’s television special Ringo, which was a musical adaptation of The Prince and the Pauper, narrated by George Harrison aired on NBC. The following week, television ratings revealed that it finished 53rd out of 65 programs.
1968: The Beatles recorded “Octopus’s Garden”. The song was one of only two songs written by Ringo Starr that The Beatles recorded.
Duane Eddy born in 1938
Tony Murray-bassist for The Troggs born in 1943
Gary Wright born in 1943