August 11, 2012 Man lies to board plane in Rochester to get Arnold Palmer's autograph. Rochester police say a man lied to local airport officials and told them he had a bag for a passenger on a charter flight, all in an attempt to get an autograph from golf legend Arnold Palmer. http://postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1504775
The day the music died. On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll pioneers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson
Ritchie Valens - Birth name Richard Steven Valenzuela Born May 13, 1941 Origin Pacoima, California, United States Died February 3, 1959 (aged 17) Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States Genres rock and roll, chicano rock Occupations singer, songwriter and guitarist Instruments Guitar, vocals Years active 1957–1959 Labels Del-Fi Records Website www.ritchievalens.com
Elizabeth Catlett dies at 96; among 20th century's top black artists
Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who was widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century despite having lived most of her life in Mexico, has died. She was 96.