2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)"

2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" won honors for video of the year, male video, and cocky video.

1998 - Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

1995 - Airport police seize a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen's carry-on luggage. No charges are filed against the guitarist.

1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Bennie and the Jets,'' Elton John. The song is first released as the B-side to ``Candle in the Wind,'' an ode to Marilyn Monroe.

1970 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Let It Be,'' The Beatles. The song enters the Hot 100 at No. 6, higher than any previous entry on Billboard's pop singles chart.

1968 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Honey,'' Bobby Goldsboro.

1951 - Folk star Janis Ian (Janis Eddy Fink) is born in New York City. She has a No. 3 hit in 1975 with ``At Seventeen.''

1920 - Sitarist Ravi Shankar is born.

1915 - Jazz singer Billie Holiday (Eleanor Gough) is born in Baltimore. She is posthumously given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987 and three of her recordings receive Grammy Hall of Fame Awards: ``Strange Fruit'' (1939 recording), ``God Bless the Child'' (1941) and ``Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)'' (1945). The 1972 film ``Lady Sings the Blues'' is based on her life.

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