2005 – Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny’s Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
2001 – Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He is 83.
2000 – Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the members of the L.A. band, their corporation, and their publishing company, alleging breach of contract and fraud.
1997 – Michael Hutchence, lead singer of Australia’s premiere pop phenomenon, INXS, is found hanging in his fifth floor suite at the Ritz- Carlton hotel in Sydney.
1997 – Bar/None artist Epick Soundtracks is found dead in London. He is 37. The artist was a member of influential band the Swell Maps.
1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Human,” Human League.
1982 – The British rock group Japan announces it is breaking up.
1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Theme from `Shaft’,” by Isaac Hayes. The single is the third No. 1 hit to win an Academy Award for best song.
1964 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Leader of the Pack,” The Shangri-Las. The group is made up of two sets of sisters from Queens, New York – Mary and Betty Weiss and twins Marge and Mary Ann Ganser.
1950 – Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is born in Coronado, Calif.