1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2008 – Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney appeared at the High Court in London for a hearing to reach a financial settlement for their divorce. The hearing in the Family Division, which was taking place in private, was expected to last five days. The couple, who had a four-year-old daughter, Beatrice, announced the end […]
2006 – Britney Spears files for divorce from sperm donor Kevin Federline.
2006 – “Baywatch” actress Donna D’Errico files for divorce from Motley Crue’s bassist Nikki Sixx, citing irreconcilable differences.
2005 – Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, dies at his home in Asheville, N.C. He is 71. A native of N.Y., Moog was diagnosed with brain cancer in late April and had since undergone radiation treatment and chemotherapy. […]
2005 – Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington files for divorce from his wife of nine (NINE!) years. The couple blame the usual “irreconcilable differences.” Can a multi-platinum album be far behind?
2004 – L.A. Laker Rick Fox files for divorce from pop star and actress Vanessa Williams (“Save the Best for Last”).
2003 – Lionel Richie files for divorce from his second wife, Diane, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
2001 – Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was granted a quickie divorce from Meg Matthews at the High Court in London. The couple had split last September, eight months after Meg had given birth to their daughter, Anais.
2000 – Madonna marries British film director Guy Ritchie at Skibo Castle in Dornoch, Scotland. The pair would split in a much publicized divorce in November, 2008.