2004 – Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM at the Little White Wedding Chapel, the famous Strip nuptial warehouse where one can get married at a drive-up window.
2002 – Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31.
2002 – Composer/band leader/pianist and lounge-music icon Juan Garcia Esquivel dies in Jiutepec, Mexico, following a stroke. He is 83.
1999 – Country singer Lee Ann Womack welcomes her second child into the world. Anna Lise is born in Nashville, weighs 6 lbs., 11 oz. and measures 19 inches long.
1998 – Swedish police arrest a total of 314 people – including U.S., Canadian, Czech, British, Finnish, Norwegian, and German nationals – following a neo-Nazi concert near Stockholm. Crowd members allegedly gave Hitler salutes – classified as a “hate crime” under Swedish law – during a performance by U.S. group Max Resist.
1996 – Madonna testifies in an L.A. Court against Robert Dewey Hoskins, accused of stalking and threatening to kill her.
1992 – Simple Minds lead singer Jim Kerr marries British actress Patsy Kensit in London. The actress was previously married to Big Audio Dynamite ex-keyboardist Dan Donovan. Kerr ended a six-year marriage to Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde in 1990.
1988 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “So Emotional,” Whitney Houston.
1974 – Bob Dylan and the Band open a landmark 39-date U.S. tour in Chicago.
1967 – Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys refuses to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice, saying he is a conscientious objector.
1964 – The Beatles’ “She Loves You” is heard for the first time in the United States when Jack Paar screens footage of the group on his television show.
1945 – Stephen Stills is born in Dallas. He is a member of Buffalo Springfield and in 1968 teams up with David Crosby and Graham Nash to form Crosby, Stills & Nash. Neil Young later joins the trio.