2008 – Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” boosting the show’s ratings.

2001 – John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley.

2001 – Sammy Hagar and his wife, Kari, welcome their second child, Samantha Pastel Hagar, in a Northern California hospital.

1997 – Harold Melvin, leader of soul act Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, dies in his sleep in Philadelphia. He is 57.

1997 – Piano player Kenny Moore dies in Australia while on tour with Tina Turner. Moore, 45, played with Aretha Franklin prior to joining Turner’s band in 1976

1985 – No. 1 Billboard hit: “One More Night,” Phil Collins.

1979 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Tragedy,” the Bee Gees.

1975 – No. 1 Billboard hit: “Lady Marmalade,” LaBelle.

1973 – Lou Reed is bitten by a fan who jumps on stage in Buffalo, N.Y.

1970 – Sharon Corr of the Corrs is born in Dundalk, Ireland.

1964 – John Lennon publishes his first book, “In His Own Write.”

1960 – Nena (Gabriele Susanne Kerner) is born in Hagen, Germany.

1958 – Elvis Presley is sworn into the U.S. Army in Memphis, Tenn.

1954 – Guitarist Steve Diggle of Buzzcocks is born in Manchester, England.

1949 – Singer-songwriter and producer Nick Lowe is born in Walton-on-Thames, England.

1948 – Lee Oskar of War is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1947 – Mike Kellie of Spooky Tooth is born in Birmingham, England.

1946 – Colin Petersen of the Bee Gees is born in Queensland, Australia.

1937 – Scat singer Billy Stewart is born in Washington, D.C.

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