1964: Singer Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys had a nervous breakdown on a flight between Houston and Los Angeles. It eventually led to his decision to drop from touring with the Beach Boys.
1967: The Beatles opened their Apple Boutique in London to the public. John Lennon and George Harrison had held a private opening party two days before.
1969: “Frosty the Snowman” first aired on CBS.
1990: The movie “Edward Scissorhands” opened nationwide.
Today’s birthdays: Bluegrass singer Bobby Osborne of the Osborne Brothers is 84. Actress Ellen Burstyn is 83. Country singer Gary Morris is 67. Singer Tom Waits is 66. Actress Priscilla Barnes (“Three’s Company”) is 58. Announcer Edd Hall (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) is 57. Bassist Tim Butler of Psychedelic Furs is 57. Actor C. Thomas Howell is 49. Rapper Kon Artis of D12 is 41. Singer Nicole Appleton of All Saints is 40. Actress Shiri Appleby (“Roswell”) is 37. Singer Sara Bareilles is 36. Singer Aaron Carter is 28.