December 30th

1962 - Singer Brenda Lee's Nashville home burns to the ground. The "I'm Sorry" singer is injured when she rushes into the flames to rescue her pet poodle Cee Cee. Brenda recovers, but the dog dies.

1978 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer announce that they are splitting.

1991 - Bruce Springsteen becomes a father again with wife Patti Scialfa, who gives birth to a daughter Jessica Rae.

1999 - Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed four times in the chest during an attempted robbery early in the morning at his home at Henley-Upon-Thames, near London. The 56-year-old musician and his wife Olivia struggle with the intruder and are able to subdue him until the authorities arrive. The couple is then transported to a nearby hospital where both soon recover without incident.

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