December 09, 2013 08:09 GMT
On December ninth, 1967, police in New Haven, Connecticut, arrested Doors singer Jim Morrison for breach of peace and resisting arrest. Morrison had been sprayed with mace at a concert and police hauled him off stage.
In 1972, an all-star orchestral stage version of The Who's "Tommy" was performed in London. Members of the cast included Richie Havens, Peter Sellers and Steve Winwood.
In 1978, actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd recorded a version of "Soul Man" and released it under the name The Blues Brothers.
In 1981, singer Sonny Til of The Orioles died of a heart attack in Washington. He was 56.
In 1984, The Jacksons' "Victory Tour" ended in Los Angeles. It was the last time Michael Jackson toured with his brothers.
In 1995, The Beatles "Anthology One," with their first new song in 25 years, hit the top of the "Billboard" album chart.
Today's birthdays: Actor Kirk Douglas is 97. Actor Dick Van Patten ("Eight Is Enough") is 85. Actor-writer Buck Henry is 83. Actress Judi Dench is 79. Actor Beau Bridges is 72. Singer Dan Hicks is 72. Football player-turned-actor Dick Butkus is 71. Actor Michael Nouri is 68. Singer Joan Armatrading is 63. Actor Michael Dorn ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 61. Actor John Malkovich is 60. Country singer Sylvia is 57. Singer Donny Osmond is 56. Bassist Nick Seymour of Crowded House is 55. Actor Joe Lando ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") is 52. Actress Felicity Huffman ("Desperate Housewives," "Sports Night") is 51. Country keyboardist Jerry Hughes of Yankee Grey is 48. Singer-guitarist Thomas Flowers of Oleander is 46. Guitarist Brian Bell of Weezer is 45. Singer-guitarist Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers is 44. Actress Allison Smith ("The West Wing," "Kate and Allie") is 44. Former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi (dee-oh-GWAHR'-dee) is 43. Country singer David Kersh is 43. Drummer Tre Cool of Green Day is 41. Rapper Canibus is 39. Singer Imogen Heap is 36. Actor Jesse Metcalfe ("Desperate Housewives") is 35. Actor Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory") is 33. Actress Jolene Purdy is 30.