-Hard rockers Disturbed top U.S. charts with their album Ten Thousand Fists.
-Beyonce tears hamstring while rehearsing for TV special on Destiny's Child reunion album Destiny Fulfilled
-Madonna's book The English Roses tops New York Times bestseller list
-50 Cent buys 52 room castle in Farmington, Conn that belonged to boxer Mike Tyson
-The Sadler's Wells Theatre in London witnesses the premiere of Ballet for Life, a dance tribute to Queen's Freddie Mercury.
-Manhattan Supreme Court judge Charles H. Solomon sets January 2 as trial date for Sean "Puffy" Combs, who was charged with criminal possession of a firearm
-The Virginia Military Institute's Professor Gordon Ball nominats Bob Dylan for Nobel Literature Prize
-Outside a Boston bar, a gunman opens fire on Bobby Brown's car. The former New Edition singer escapes, but his sister is shot in the head and is immediately killed
-AC/DC take the stage at Tushino Air Field outside Moscow.
-Singer Bryan Adams is awarded the Order of Canada and Order of British Columbia for his song (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
-Miles Davis dies of AIDS in Santa Monica, Calif. at age 65
-Elton John sues a British tabloid after running an article that says outside his mansion are Rottweilers with no voice boxes so they can't bark
-Stevie Ray Vaugh collapses on tour in Europe as years of substance abuse catch up
-George Harrison is sued by his record company, A&M, for not delivering album 33 1/3 on time
-The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane play a free concert at San Francisco's Lindley Park, drawing 40,000 people
-David Bowie's first concert is at Carnegie Hall in New York. His publicist receives over 400 requests for 100 press passes
- Rock DJ Dewey Philips dies in Millington, Tenn.
-Janis Joplin announces she's leaving Big Brother and the Holding Company.
-Nacio Herb Brown, a pop singer, dies in San Francisco at 68
-Murray K plays his way into 5th Beatle status after being handed a copy of She Loves You
-Dore Records releases To Know Him Is To Love Him by the Teddy Bears
-Alannah Curie of The Thompson Twins is born in Auckland, New Zealand
-Keni Burke, from Sly and the Family Stone, is born in Chicago
-Steppenwolf bassist Nick St. Nicholas is born in Hamburg.