In 1967, Jimi Hendrix signed his first U.S. recording contract with Reprise. He became a star just a month later at the Monterey Pop Festival.

In 1998, about 400 people attended the invitation-only funeral for Frank Sinatra in Beverly Hills. He had died six days earlier of a heart attack at 82. The mourners included Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and Sophia Loren.

Also on this date in 1998, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward suffered a heart attack during a London rehearsal. Vinny Appice filled in as the reunited Sabbath toured for the first time in 20 years.