1958: Ritchie Valens recorded “Come On, Let’s Go,” at his first recording session, in Los Angeles.
1976: Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones crashed his car north of London. Authorities found drugs in the car, and he later was fined.
1992: Vice President Dan Quayle criticized “Murphy Brown” because he said the title character mocked the importance of fathers because she was having a baby out of wedlock.
1999: The movie “Star Wars: Episode One — The Phantom Menace” opened nationwide. Exactly six years later, “Revenge of the Sith” opened.
Today’s Birthdays: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 81. TV personality David Hartman is 80. Actor James Fox is 76. Actress Nancy Kwan is 76. Actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in “Star Wars”) is 71. Musician Pete Townshend is 70. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 66. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 63. Drummer Phil Rudd of AC/DC is 61. Actor Steven Ford is 59. Actress Toni Lewis (“Homicide,” ”Oz,” ”As the World Turns”) is 55. Guitarist Iain Harvie of Del Amitri is 53. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford (“Monk”) is 45. Singer Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 43. TV personality Kim Zolciak (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 37. Singer Shooter Jennings is 36. Guitarist Tim McTague of Underoath is 32. Guitarist James Richardson of MGMT is 32. Actor Eric Lloyd (“The Santa Clause”) is 29. Actor Nolan Lyons ( “Boardwalk Empire”) is 14.