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 […]
2006 – Singer, actress, drug survivor and onetime Mick Jagger girlfriend Marianne Faithfull announces she is being treated for breast cancer.
2005 – Britney Spears announces that she’s pregnant. Her husband (and apparently the child’s father) Kevin Federline has two children from another girlfriend.
2004 – Marilyn Manson gets on bended knee and proposes to longtime girlfriend, burlesque artist Dita von Teese, according to US Weekly. A wedding is expected in the following year.
2004 – Jennifer Chiba, the girlfriend of the late songwriter Elliott Smith (“Miss Misery”) denies involvement in his death after a coroner’s report claims she refused to speak with detectives. Smith was found dead of two stab wounds in October 2003.
2003 – 30 Odd Foot of Grunts singer Russell Crowe (he also acts) marries girlfriend Danielle Spencer in a $1 million ceremony.
2002 – Bush leader Gavin Rossdale proposes to his longtime girlfriend Gwen Stefani of No Doubt. She says “Yes.”
2001 – Darryl Worley marries longtime girlfriend Beverly Dean Irvin on the steps of the courthouse in Worley’s hometown of Savannah, Tenn.
2000 – A 17-year-old concertgoer is knifed before an Oasis show in Glasgow, Scotland. Police say he and his girlfriend were assaulted by a mob of Oasis fans who went on the rampage at a nearby school for the deaf.
2000 – the chauffeur who drove Puff Daddy and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez from a night-club after a shooting was reported to be co-operating with prosecutors. Puff Daddy faced up to 15 years in jail for allegedly pulling a gun in a New York club.
1998 – Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who earlier announced he wanted to be known as Big Baby Jesus, checks himself out of a New York hospital against the advice of his doctors. A few days prior, ODB, whose real name is Russel Jones, had been shot in the back at his girlfriend’s apartment […]
1997 – A memorial service is held for Michael Hutchence in Sydney. Attending are his band INXS, his girlfriend Paula Yates, his former girlfriend Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Jason Donovan, Tom Jones, and Midnight Oil. The service is interrupted when a man tries to jump from the balcony of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, crying, “He’s […]