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 82. TV personality David Hartman is 81. Actor James Fox is 77. Actress Nancy Kwan is 77. Actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in “Star Wars”) is 72. Musician Pete Townshend is 71. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 67. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 64. Actor Steven Ford is 60. Actress Toni Lewis (“Homicide,” ”Oz,” ”As the World Turns”) is 56. Guitarist Iain Harvie of Del Amitri is 54. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford (“Monk”) is 46. Singer Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 44. TV personality Kim Zolciak Biermann (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 38. Singer Shooter Jennings is 37. Guitarist Tim McTague of Underoath is 33. Guitarist James Richardson of MGMT is 33. Actor Eric Lloyd (“The Santa Clause”) is 30. Singer Sam Smith is 24. Actor Nolan Lyons (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 15.