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2019 Juice WRLD, a 21-year-old rapper known for his hit "Lucid Dreams," dies after suffering a seizure onboard a private jet.

2017 Johnny Mathis releases The Voice of Romance: The Columbia Original Album Collection. The 68-disc box set includes 67 remastered albums, including two that have never been released in their entirety: I Love My Lady, a 1981 album written and produced by Chic founders Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, and The Island, a Brazilian-flavored album produced by Sérgio Mendes in 1989.

2013 Metallica play Antarctica as part of a promotion sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero. A documentary and audio download of the event are later issued under the title Freeze 'Em All.

2013 Muscle Shoals alum John Wyker dies of congestive heart failure age 68. His band Sailcat had a huge hit in 1972 with "Motorcycle Mama."

2011 Bob Burnett (of The Highwaymen) dies of brain cancer at age 71.

2011 Sinead O'Connor marries a drug counselor named Barry Herridge in Las Vegas. The couple split up a few weeks later but then announces they're back together shortly afterwards.

2007 Thanks to an appearance on Oprah where she declares it one of her "favorite things," the Josh Groban Christmas album Noël goes to #1 in America, where it becomes the top-selling album of 2007.More

2003 Ozzy Osbourne suffers several fractures in his upper body in an ATV accident.

1998 The FBI opens its 1,300 page file on Frank Sinatra to the public.

1998 Metallica release their live home video, Cunning Stunts, which was filmed at the Fort Worth Convention Center, in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 9-10, 1997.

1998 Yoko Ono spreads some Christmas cheer via a billboard in New York's Times Square, reprising her 1969 campaign with the message "War is Over! If you want it. Happy Christmas from John & Yoko."

1984 "Out Of Touch" hits the top spot, giving Hall & Oates their sixth and final #1 in America.

1984 Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley (of Hanoi Rocks) dies in a drunk-driving accident in Redondo Beach, California. The 24-year-old drummer is the passenger in a car driven by Motley Crue's inebriated frontman, Vince Neil.

1984 Country singer-songwriter Sam Hunt is born in Cedartown, Georgia.

1982 Nicki Minaj is born Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty in Trinidad and Tobago.

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John Lennon Is Killed

1980

John Lennon, 40 years old, is shot and killed outside his apartment in New York City.

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