1960 : Joan Jett was born.
1985 : The first “Farm Aid” concert is held, in Champaign, Illinois with Roy Orbison,Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, John Fogerty and others.
1990 : After parting with original drummer Chad Channing, Nirvana plays their one and only show with Dan Peters of Mudhoney on drums (at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle). He is replaced by Dave Grohl, who mans the kit henceforth.
1999 : Diana Ross is held in police custody at London’s Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport’s security staff. Ross is arrested then cautioned and released following an allegation of assault on a female security officer during routine security checks prior to boarding a plane.
2002 : Sting receives an Emmy for his A&E documentary, Sting in Tuscany: All This Time. He dedicates his award to his “dear late friend Timothy White.”