2002 – Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, “Sting in Tuscany: All This Time.” He dedicates his award to his “dear late friend Timothy White.”
2001 – Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler who saved Carnegie Hall from the wreckers and a mentor to generations of classical musicians who followed him, dies of heart failure at a New York hospital at the age of 81.
2000 – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Flesh-N-Bone (Stanley Howse) is sentenced to 10 years in prison in a Los Angeles court for assault with an AK-47 rifle and possessing a gun, which is illegal for an ex-convict. Howse faced nearly 20 years in prison, but received a lesser sentence after his attorneys present evidence that he was an abused child.
1999 – Diana Ross is held in police custody at London’s Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport’s security staff. Ross is arrested then cautioned and released following an allegation of assault on a female security officer during routine security checks prior to boarding a plane.
1999 – Vince Gill competes with himself in the vocal event category at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville. Gill is up with Patty Loveless for “My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man,” and with Sara Evans for “No Place that Far.”
1998 – White Zombie calls it a night. Bassist Sean Yseult confirms that the 13-year-old hard rock group has decided to break up.
1995 – Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System agree to a $7.5 million merger.
1990 – Nirvana plays the Motor Sports International Garage with Mudhoney’s Dan Peters on Drums. Peters quickly leaves the band.
1980 – Geffen Records is formed.
1975 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I’m Sorry,” John Denver.
1967 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “The Letter,” The Box Tops. The Arbors took the song to No. 20 in 1969 and Joe Cocker hit No. 7 with it in 1970.
1965 – The Supremes make studio recording of “I Hear a Symphony.” The song tops Billboard’s Hot 100 for two weeks in November.
1960 – Joan Jett is born in Philadelphia. Her first solo hit, “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” sells more than one million records and stays at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for seven weeks.
1949 – David Coverdale of the groups Whitesnake and Deep Purple is born in Saltburn-on-Sea, England.