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2017 Arnold Schwarzenegger sends off Carnie Wilson on the first episode of The New Celebrity Apprentice, introducing his new firing line, "You're terminated. Hasta La Vista, Baby."

2014 Jay Traynor of Jay & the Americans dies at age 70.

2008 With talk of a Kinks reunion in the air, the band's guitarist, Dave Davies, takes to the Internet to share his feelings: "It would be like a poor remake of Night Of The Living Dead."

2003 Pop singer Edward Farran (of The Arbors) dies of kidney failure at age 74.

2000 Jazz cornet and trumpet player Nat Adderley dies of complications from diabetes at age 68.

1997 Randy California, the guitarist for Spirit and composer of the song "Taurus" that Led Zeppelin borrowed for the intro of "Stairway To Heaven," drowns at age 45 while rescuing his 12-year-old son from a rip current in Molokai, Hawaii.

1985 Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones marries his second wife, Jo Karslake, in Buckinghamshire, England, with guests Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, and the other members of the Stones (except Mick).

1981 Kelton "Little Drummer Boy" Kessee (drummer for Immature) is born in Los Angeles, California. He gets his first drum kit at age 6.

1981 David Lynch of The Platters dies of cancer at age 51 in Long Beach, California.

1978 Two months after quitting the band, Ozzy Osbourne rejoins Black Sabbath.

1975 Doug Robb (lead singer for Hoobastank) is born in Agoura Hills, California.

1975 US District Court judge Richard Owen allows John Lennon and his counsel access to his FBI files in his ongoing deportation case, on Lennon's suspicion that the deportation attempt is politically motivated.

1969 The Beatles begin work on what becomes their Let It Be album and accompanying film. The project is filled with tension as the band quarrels over the songs and the direction of the band. Both the film and the album are eventually released after the band breaks up.

1965 Elvis Presley's soundtrack LP Roustabout hits #1.

1962 A scheduled appearance by The Weavers on the Tonight Show with host Jack Parr is canceled after the folk group refuses to sign a statement denying any involvement with the US Communist Party.

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"Chocolate Salty Balls" Hits #1 In The UK


"Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)" from the TV series South Park hits #1 in the UK.

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