1944, The Beach Boys Dennis Wilson (drums, vocals) was born.
In 1951, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was born.
In 1969, rapper Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) was born.
In 1971, The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. The incident is immortalized by Deep Purple's 1973 hit, 'Smoke On The Water'.
In 1987, Madonna filed for divorce from actor Sean Penn...and then changed her mind a week later.
In 1993, Frank Zappa (multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer) died of prostrate cancer.
2002, Whitney Houston admitted in an US TV interview that drink and drugs nearly killed her.