2001 – Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn.
2001 – Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black become proud parents. Lily Pearl Black weighs in at 7 lbs., 14 ounces and measures 20 1/2 inches.
2001 – William B. Dial, road manager for Detroit rap act Insane Clown Posse is arrested in Omaha, Neb., for allegedly choking an audience member who was ejected from the group’s show for brandishing an Eminem T-shirt and tossing M&M candies on stage.
2000 – Promise Ring lead singer Davey vonBolhlen undergoes emergency surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, necessitating the cancellation of the Milwaukee-based band’s European tour.
1999 – Innovative jazz vocalist Leon Thomas, 61, dies of heart failure in the Bronx, N.Y. He had been suffering from leukemia.
1998 – The Smashing Pumpkins file suit against Westwood One, claiming that the radio syndicator breached an oral and implied contract by licensing a 1991 interview with the band. According to the suit, the virgin band was never consulted about a licensing deal with Sound & Media; the U.K. company in 1996 released a “book with CD” product that contained the interview.
1998 – Johnny Winter is inducted into Hollywood’s Rock Walk.
1993 – Aerosmith’s “Get a Grip” enters The Billboard 200 top pop album chart at No. 1., becoming the group’s highest-debuting album and highest-charting album ever. The group’s previous highpoint was “Rocks,” which peaked at No. 3 in 1976.
1992 – Rapper-actor Will Smith (the Fresh Prince) marries songwriter Sheree Zampino in Santa Barbara, Calif. The two are expecting their first child.
1991 – Pianist Rudolf Serkin dies at his home in Guilford, Vt., after a long struggle with cancer. Age 88.
1988 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Anything for You,” Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine. The song is the group’s first No. 1 hit.
1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “When I Need You,” Leo Sayer.
1969 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” The 5th Dimension.
1964 – Dave Rowntree of Blur is born.
1949 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Riders in the Sky,” Vaughn Monroe.
1940 – Ricky Nelson (Eric Hilliard Nelson) is born in Teaneck, N.J. He is the son of TV stars Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. He scores 19 top 10 hits. Among his No. 1 hits are “Travelin’ Man” and “Poor Little Fool.”