In 1973, Led Zeppelin’s safe deposit box at The Drake Hotel in New York was robbed. The band lost $180,000 in concert receipts from two shows at Madison Square Garden.
In 1974, Mama Cass Elliott was found dead in London. It was rumored that the former Mamas and Papas lead singer choked on a ham sandwich, but a coroner ruled she had suffered a heart attack. She was 30.
In 1987, Ben and Jerry’s began selling Cherry Garcia ice cream, in honor of Grateful Dead singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia.
In 1996, actor Martin Lawrence was arrested at the airport in Burbank, California, after police found a loaded handgun in a suitcase he was taking on a flight to Phoenix.
In 2000, actor Brad Pitt married actor Jennifer Aniston in Malibu, California. They separated after four and a half years of marriage.
In 2006, actor Pamela Anderson and musician Kid Rock were married in St. Tropez, France. They both filed for divorce four months later.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Robert Fuller (“Laramie,” ″Emergency!”) is 89. Actor David Warner (“Titanic”) is 81. Actor Roz Kelly (“Happy Days”) is 80. Keyboardist Neal Doughty of REO Speedwagon is 76. Actor Mike Starr (“Ed,” ″Goodfellas”) is 72. Singer-bassist Geddy Lee of Rush is 69. Documentary maker Ken Burns is 69. TV personality Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”) is 69. Singer Patti Scialfa (skee-AL’-fah) of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 69. Actor Alexandra Paul (“Baywatch”) is 59. Actor Dean Haglund (“The X Files”) is 57. Country singer Martina McBride is 56. Drummer Chris Gorman of Belly is 55. Actor Tim Omundson (“Psych”) is 53. Actor Ato Essandoh (AH’-toh es-SAHN’-doh) (film’s “Django Unchained,” TV’s “Elementary”) is 50. Actor Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Stand By Me”) is 50. Singer Wanya (wuh-NAY’) Morris of Boyz II Men is 49. Actor Stephen Dorff is 49. Country singer James Otto is 49. Actor Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”) is 48. Musician Danger Mouse is 45. Actor Rachel Miner (“Supernatural”) is 42. Actor Kaitlyn Black (“Hart of Dixie”) is 39. Actor Cait Fairbanks (“The Young and The Restless”) is 29.