1969, ‘Wet Dream’, by Jamaican reggae singer Max Romeo entered the UK singles chart. The song gained notoriety due to its lyrics which were of an explicit sexual nature, was banned by the BBC and most radio stations.
1991, Rick James and his girlfriend Tanya Hijazi were arrested in Hollywood charged with assault with a deadly weapon aggravated mayhem torture, false imprisonment and forcible oral copulation. James was released on $1 million bail.
2001, New Orleans International Airport was re-named Louis Armstrong Airport in honour of the New Orleans born trumpet player, singer and bandleader.