“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”
- 1929 – The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood.
- 1946 – Jack Mullin showed the world the first magnetic tape recorder.
- 1965 – Spaghetti-O’s were sold for the first time.
- 1969 – Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane was arrested for possession of marijuana and received a two and a half year suspended sentence.
- 1969 – Pete Townshend spent the night in a US jail for assaulting a man during a Who gig at The Fillmore East.
- 1971 – U.S. postage for a one-ounce first class stamp was increased from 6 to 8 cents.
- 1974 – Guitarist Brian May collapsed in New York while Queen were on a US tour and was flown back to England suffering from hepatitis.
- 1981 – Martin Chambers (Pretenders) married Tracy Atkinson.
- 1985 – Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA.
- 1986 – Caitlin O’Riordan (Pogues) and Elvis Costello were married.
- 1987 – David Crosby married Jan Dance in Los Angeles, California. Stephen Stills gave the bride away. Graham Nash also renewed vows with his wife Susan.
- 1991 – Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
- 1992 – The Endeavour space shuttle landed safely after its maiden voyage.
- Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
- National Biographer’s Day
- National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
- National Love a Tree Day
- National Piercing Day
- National Sea Monkey Day
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