2006 – The Grascals claim the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
2004 – In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States’ system of screening airline passengers of potential terrorists as “indiscriminate” and “unjust.” The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens was barred from entering the United States the previous week because his named appeared on a government security watch list.
2002 – Singer/songwriter Mickey Newbury dies at this home in Vida, Ore., after a lengthy illness. He is 62.
2001 – Celine Dion and Peter Gabriel perform at an American Red Cross benefit concert at Montreal’s Molson Centre for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.
2000 – Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
1999 – Jean-Michel Jarre announces during a press conference at the Cairo Opera House that he has been commissioned by the Egyptian government to create and perform “The Twelve Dreams Of The Sun,” a three-act “electronic opera” to mark the millennium night in the Egyptian desert.
1997 – The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), featuring the official U.S. debut of the DVD audio format, is held in New York.
1995 – Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in a gun battle that kills his sister’s fianc and riddles Brown’s car with bullets in Boston’s Roxbury section.
1991 – “Ropin’ the Wind” by Garth Brooks becomes the first country music album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s pop album chart. The album also takes the top spot on the country albums chart. In fact, Brooks’ two previous albums, “No Fences” and “Garth Brooks,” hold the No. 2 and No. 5 positions on the country chart at the time of the debut.
1991 – Simon Le Bon’s wife, Yasmin, gives birth to a daughter in London. She is the second child for the Duran Duran lead singer and his wife.
1991 – Jazz trumpet great Miles Davis dies of pneumonia, respiratory failure and stroke in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 65. He was considered the most famous trumpeter of his generation and the innovator of more styles than any other jazz musician.
1987 – Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson are guests on the television game show “$10,000 Pyramid.”
1972 – David Bowie sells out his first show in New York at Carnegie Hall.
1960 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own,” Connie Francis. With the song, Francis becomes the first woman to have two consecutive singles go to No. 1.
1957 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Honeycomb,” Jimmie Rodgers.