The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.
2006: Country music singer and guitarist Buck Owens, who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band the Buckaroos, dies of in his sleep of a heart attack at the age of 76 in Bakersfield, California. Owens and his band pioneered what came to be called the Bakersfield sound after his adopted home town with songs like "Act Naturally" and "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail." Beginning in 1969, he also co-hosted the TV series "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark.
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