<b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident.

2001 - Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident.

2000 - John Lennon's legendary "Imagine" piano is the key item at a combined live and Internet auction of Beatles collectibles.

1999 - Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release "Supernatural" jump to the top spot at the nation's retailers. It's the Carlos Santana-led group's first No. 1 release in 28 years.

1998 - The Wilkinsons make their first official appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. They had made an informal appearance on the Opry once before, when they joined Vince Gill onstage before they had a record deal.

1997 - Warren G files a lawsuit against Garth Brooks, his company Blue Rose Inc., and Home Box Office Inc. The suit alleges that Brooks infringed on the rapper's trademarked circled "g" logo.

1996 - Composer and conductor Berthold Goldschmidt dies at the age of 93.

1995 - Sting's former financial adviser, convicted of bilking the singer to the tune of $9.4 million, is sentenced in a London court to six years in jail.

1995 - Rhino Home Video releases 58 episodes of "The Monkees" on 21 cassettes - the largest video boxed set ever.

1991 - John Mellencamp is hospitalized in Seattle after suffering dizzy spells during a promotion at a local radio station. His doctor later attributes the problem to "too much coffee, stress and not enough breakfast."

1991 - Country Music Hall of Fame member Tennessee Ernie Ford dies in Reston, Va., at age 72. Ford made his mark as a country singer from the late 1940s until the late 1970s. He also hosted the TV series "The College of Musical Knowledge" and "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show" in the 1950s and '60s.

1988 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Groovy Kind of Love," Phil Collins. The Mindbenders reached No. 2 with the song in 1966.

1972 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "My Ding-a-Ling," Chuck Berry. The rude novelty song is Berry's only No. 1 song.

1962 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Monster Mash," Bobby Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers. The Halloween hit re-enters the Billboard chart in 1970 and 1973, hitting No. 10 on the last go-around.

1952 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Went to Your Wedding," Patti Page.

1941 - Jim Seals of Seals & Crofts is born in Sidney, Texas.

1914 - Recording expert and entrepreneur John Mosley is born.