2000 – Latin bandleader Tito Puente dies in a New York hospital as a result of complications from open-heart surgery. He is 77.
2000 – Singer Johnnie Taylor dies of a heart attack in Dallas. He is 66.
1998 – Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell confirms her departure from The Spice Girls, citing differences between herself and her band mates.
1996 – Elsbeary Hobbs of the Drifters dies of throat and lung cancer at Veterans Hospital in Manhattan at the age of 59.
1993 – Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Hurley welcome their first child in Red Bank, N.J. They name her Stephanie Rose.
1987 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” Kim Wilde.
1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I’ll Take You There,” the Staple Singers.
1964 – Dave Clark Five makes the first of 12 appearance on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.”
1964 – Darryl McDaniels of Run D.M.C. is born in New York City.
1962 – Musician Corey Hart is born in Montreal, Canada.
1957 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Love Letters in the Sand,” Pat Boone.
1954 – Disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson is born in Harlem, N.Y.
1948 – John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is born in Worcestershire, England.
1944 – Mick Ralphs of Mott the Hoople and Bad Company is born in Herefordshire, England.
1938 – Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary is born in New York City.
1930 – Actor, director, musician Clint Eastwood is born in San Francisco, Calif.