1971 - Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1980 - George Harrison's book I Me Mine went on sale.
1997 - Tony Nicole of Tony Records filed suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with drummer Peter Criss' contract with the label. The suit maintained that Simmons and Stanley convinced Criss to break his contract with the label.
1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, Florida.
1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the Chiffons song He’s So Fine.
1991 - Kyrgyzstan proclaims its independence from the Soviet Union.
1969 - Retired German footballer Jens Lehmann was born.
1992 - Guns N' Roses vocalist Axl Rose was found guilty of assault and property damage at a 1991 concert in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He was given two years probation and ordered to pay $50,000 to community groups.