Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.
1942: Guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who would become best known for songs such as "Purple Haze," "Foxy Lady" and his take on "The Star-Spangled Banner," is born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington. Considered one of the greatest guitarists in rock history, he was found dead in a London apartment at the age of 27 on Sept. 18, 1970. The official cause of death was inhalation of vomit after barbiturate intoxication.
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