On this day, August 20August 15, 2012
1882 - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuted in Moscow.
1960 - Connie Francis begins working on the film "Where the Boys Are."
1966 - The Temptations' "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" was released.
1967 - The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record's subsidiary, Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in its recordings.
1969 - Frank Zappa disbanded the Mothers of Invention right after an eight-day tour in Canada. Zappa said that he was "tired of playing for people who clap for all the wrong reasons."
1973 - The Rolling Stones released "Angie."
1996 - Snoop Doggy Dogg settled out of court with the Woldemariam family in a wrongful death suit that the family brought against the rapper three years earlier. Twenty-year-old Phillip Woldemariam was shot and killed by Snoop Doggy Dogg's body guard from the back of a moving car which the rapper himself drove. The two claimed the shooting occurred in self-defense.
2001 - The remaining dates of Foo Fighters European tour was cancelled when drummer Taylor Hawkins was admitted to a hospital.
2003 - In Rhode Island, OSHA fined Derco LLC, which operated The Station club, $85,200 for one "willful" violation and six serious violations related to the February 20 fire that killed 100 and injured almost 200. Great White was fined $7,000 for failing to protect employees from fire hazards.
1818 - Emily Bronte
1931 - Don King
1942 - Isaac Hayes
1947 - Jim Pankow (Chicago)
1948 - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
1951 - Phyl Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
1992 - Demi Lovato