In 1929, American Bandstand host Dick Clark was born. Check out this clip of Dick interviewing New Edition.
In 1953, June Pointer (the Pointer Sisters) was born. Here is an old interview witht the Sisters.
In 1969, David Bowie, The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine 'Rave.'
1973, John Moyer, bass player for Disturbed, was born.
In 1982, the highest selling album of all time, Michael Jackson's Thriller was released.
In 1994, Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio.
In 2005, news broke that Michael Jackson was under investigation for trafficking drugs to feed his 40 pills-a-day habit.