In 1977, Led Zeppelin broke their own world record for largest audience at a single-act concert when they attracted more than 76,000 fans to the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.
In 1980, the Roger Daltrey film “McVicar” opened in London. Daltrey’s hit from the soundtrack was called “Free Me.”
In 1983, blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters died in suburban Chicago at the age of 68.
In 1997, Ellen DeGeneres’ character came out as a lesbian on the sitcom “Ellen.”
Also in 1997, Frank Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford’s husband, was caught on videotape in a hotel embracing a former flight attendant.
In 1999, Marilyn Manson canceled his concert near Denver in the wake of the shootings at Columbine High School.
In 2019, actor Peter Mayhew died at his home in north Texas at the age of 74. A cause of death was not given. Mayhew is best known for playing Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films.
Today’s Birthdays: Singer Willie Nelson is 89. Actor Burt Young is 82. Actor Perry King (“Riptide”) is 74. Singer-guitarist Wayne Kramer of the MC5 is 74. Singer Merrill Osmond of The Osmonds is 69. Director Jane Campion is 68. Actor-director Paul Gross (“Due South”) is 63. Bassist Robert Reynolds of The Mavericks is 60. Actor Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) is 57. Singer J.R. Richards (Dishwalla) is 55. Rapper Turbo B of Snap is 55. Guitarist Clark Vogeler of The Toadies is 53. Singer Chris “Choc” Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 51. Guitarist Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down is 51. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 51. Actor Lisa Dean Ryan (“Doogie Howser, M.D.”) is 50. Singer Akon (AY’-kon) is 49. Singer Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is 49. Actor Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory,” ″Roseanne”) is 47. Actor Sam Heughan (HEW’-en) (“Outlander”) is 42. Actor Kunal Nayyar (kuh-NAHL’ NAY’-er) (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 41. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 40. Actor Kirsten Dunst is 40. Country singer Tyler Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 38. Actor Dianna Agron (“Glee”) is 36. Singer Brandon Lancaster of LANCO is 33. Rapper Travis Scott is 31.