2017 BET Awards
This Day in Music
2003 - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to take in a free performance by the Colombian artist. The audience of more than 6,000 spill2003 - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to take in a free performance by the Colombian artist. The audience of more than 6,000 spills into the adjoining Hall of Nations and out onto the plaza, and is though to be the largest for a single performance at the venue.
2002 - Dorothy Delay, a Julliard School violin teacher and musical powerhouse whose students over a half-century include such luminaries as Itzhak Perlman and Midori, dies of cancer at her home in Upper Nyack, N.Y. She is 84.
2001 - Sammy and Kari Hagar give birth to their second daughter in a Northern California hospital. Samantha Pastel Hagar weighs in at a healthy 6 lbs., 1 oz. and is the second child for the couple.
2001 - Hubert K. Covel, Jr., father of Toby Keith, dies from injuries sustained when his pickup truck crosses the center median and collides with a charter bus on Interstate 35 near Norman, Okla. Mr. Covel had attended a barbecue and spent the day with friends.
2001 - A Bon Jovi-headlined concert at the Colonial Stadium in Melbourne grosses Australian $1.7 million to benefit flood-stricken farmers.
2000 - Ol' Dirty Bastard is ordered to undergo a 90-day diagnostic evaluation at the California Institute For Men in Cino, Calif., after admitting that he had violated a prior probation agreement by getting drunk.
2000 - Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean cancels a show in Charleston in support of an NAACP boycott of South Carolina because it flies the Confederate flag. Jean was to have performed at the College of Charleston.
1998 - Type O Negative releases "After Dark," its first-ever home video.
1998 - Amway Corp. announces it has agreed to pay $9 million to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of songs by top artists in videotaped sales pitches.
1997 - Piano player Kenny Moore dies in Australia while on tour with Tina Turner. Moore, 45, played with Aretha Franklin and Billy Preston, prior to joining Turner's band in 1976. Before his death, he performs as a solo artist in Europe and writes songs for Patti LaBelle.
1986 - Lionel Richie's "Say You Say Me," the theme from the film "White Nights," wins an Oscar for Best Original Song.
1985 - No. 1 Billboard hit: "One More Night," Phil Collins. The song is the artist's second No. 1 song.
1975 - No. 1 Billboard hit: "Lady Marmalade," LaBelle. The group was originally called Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.
1973 - Lou Reed ("Walk on the Wild Side") is bitten by a fan who jumps on stage in Buffalo, N.Y.
1958 - Elvis Presley is sworn into the U.S. Army in Memphis, Tenn.
1949 - Nick Lowe is born in Woodchurch, England. His biggest hit is "Cruel to Be Kind," which reaches No. 12 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1979. He produces albums for Elvis Costello and others.