This Day in Music
2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as w2002 - A Houston jury sentences rap musician South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy) to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Coy testifies that he is innocent in this case as well as in the seven other sexual assault cases pending against him.
2000 - Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader's death during World War II, dies at his home in Santa Ana. He is 86.
1999 - A bomb threat forces the evacuation of more than 3,000 people at a Kenny Rogers concert at Royal Albert Hall in London. No bomb is found and no injuries are reported. "I'm extremely disappointed," Rogers states. "I don't understand who benefits from this. It's an unpolitical gathering of people who are out for a night of good fun."
1999 - Country superstar Tim McGraw opens a show for his wife, Faith Hill, at the Beacon Theater in New York City. McGraw's appearance is an unannounced surprise for all in attendance.
1998 - When he visits backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, the first thing pitching ace Nolan Ryan asks is, "Where's Little Jimmy Dickens? I want to meet Little Jimmy Dickens. I listened to the Opry as a kid growing up in Texas, so I always wanted to come to Nashville and go to the Opry."
1996 - Bassist John Kahn dies at the age of 48.
1996 - Trombonist Bob Stroup dies at the age of 58.
1993 - Jazz composer and orchestra leader Sun Ra dies in Birmingham, Ala., after months of hospitalization following a stroke.
1992 - Singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell marry in Montauk, Long Island, N.Y. It is 24-year-old Brickell's first marriage. Simon, 50, was married twice before, including once to actress Carrie Fisher.
1988 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "One More Try," George Michael.
1987 - Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz is arrested for allegedly hitting a female fan during a concert in Liverpool, England.
1973 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "My Love," Paul McCartney & Wings. The song is McCartney's first No. 1 song with Wings, a group he formed after the breakup of the Beatles.
1963 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "It's My Party," Lesley Gore.