2003 – Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago’s 31st Annual Reading Series at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Rubloff Auditorium.
2000 – Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes.
1999 – Rapper Eminem is hit with a $10 million defamation lawsuit filed by his mother Debbie Mathers-Briggs. The suit charges that the rapper made defamatory remarks about his mother in several interviews, including that she was “pill-popping” and “lawsuit-happy.”
1999 – It is announced that rap entrepreneur Percy Miller (Master P) has signed an NBA contract with the Toronto Raptors. During the NBA summer league, Miller averaged 24 points, six rebounds and eight assists.
1998 – Hootie & The Blowfish make an emergency stop in Denver during their American Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles when a passenger described as “extremely agitated” reportedly turns violent after meeting the band. The incident begins after drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld’s conversation with a male fan who, according to reports, becomes increasingly “abusive, belligerent and eventually physical with flight personnel.”
1998 – Terri Clark is briefly hospitalized in Albuquerque after her shoulder is dislocated by an overzealous fan. The artist is injured while riding in an open car at the New Mexico State Fair. She is waving to fans when a man grabs her by the arm and pulls her from the car.
1998 – Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard (Russell Jones) is arrested on a charge of making terrorist threats. The rapper is detained at a West Hollywood police station following an incident at the House of Blues nightclub. According to a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesman, the rapper was drunk and disorderly while attending a gig at the club and was ejected by security staff, at which point “he threatened to return and kill them all.”
1997 – The Fleetwood Mac reunion tour in support of the band’s new album “The Dance,” gets under way at the Meadows in Hartford, Conn.
1992 – Singer Tiffany gives birth to a son, Elijah Bulmaro, in Canoga Park, Calif. It is the first child for the singer and her husband, Bulmaro Garcia.
1991 – Rob Tyner, the lead singer for the ’60s hard rock group the MC5, dies of a heart attack at his home in Berkley, Mich. He was 46.
1989 – Singer Natalie Cole marries music producer and arranger Andre Fischer. Cole files for divorce less than three years later citing “irreconcilable differences.”
1984 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Missing You,” John Waite.
1974 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe,” Barry White.
1967 – The Doors appear on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.” Sullivan asks Jim Morrison to omit the line “Girl, we can’t get much higher” from the song “Light My Fire.” Morrison agrees, then sings it anyway.
1950 – Vocalist Fee Waybill (John Waldo) of the Tubes is born in Omaha, Neb.
1923 – Hank Williams is born in Mount Olive, Ala. His 1953 song “Your Cheating Heart” is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1983. He is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. His 11 Billboard No. 1 solo country songs include “Lovesick Blues” (16 weeks in 1949), “Kaw-Liga” (13 weeks in 1953) and “Why Don’t You Love Me” (10 weeks in 1950).