On Nov. 10, 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.
In 1958, singers Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls were injured in an auto accident while on tour together. Their chauffeur was killed.
In 1969, "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.
Also in 1969, "Led Zeppelin 2" was certified gold.
In 1976, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers began their first major tour, opening for Kiss.
In 1989, the first Career Achievement Awards were given out by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in Washington. LaVern Baker, Percy Sledge and Mary Wells were among the recipients.
In 1992, a judge found Axl Rose guilty of assault and property damage in connection with a riot at a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert near St. Louis. Rose's sentence was suspended and he was put on probation. Rose also was ordered to pay $10,000 each to five charities.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Russell Johnson ("Gilligan's Island") is 88. Actor Albert Hall ("Ally McBeal," "Beloved") is 75. Country singer Donna Fargo is 71. Lyricist Tim Rice is 68. Singer-guitarist Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is 65. Actress-dancer Ann Reinking is 63. Actor Jack Scalia is 62. Actor-comedian Sinbad is 56. Actress Mackenzie Phillips ("One Day At A Time") is 53. Actor Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey") is 49. Comedian Tommy Davidson ("In Living Color") is 49. Actor Michael Jai White is 48. Country singer Chris Cagle is 44. Comedian Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock") is 44. Actress Ellen Pompeo ("Grey's Anatomy") is 43. Rapper Warren G is 42. Singer-guitarist Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World is 37. Rapper Eve is 34. Bassist Chris Joannou of Silverchair is 33. Actress Heather Matarazzo is 30. Country singer Miranda Lambert is 29. Actor Josh Peck ("Drake and Josh") is 26. Actress Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men") is 13. Actress Mackenzie Foy ("Twilight") is 12.