This Day in History: Rapper Tupac Shakur dies
There are several notable moments in history for Sept. 13, here are a few. On Sept. 13, 1965, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band played their first gig, in Toronto.In 1974, Stevie Wonder began his first U.S. tour since a near-fatal car accident, performing on Long Island, New York.In 1977, conductor Leopold Stokowski died in Hampshire, England, at age 95.
In 1982, RCA Records announced that David Bowie had left for the South Seas to begin filming “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.”In 1985, Sting began his first solo tour in San Diego to promote his album “Dream of the Blue Turtles.”In 1993, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” made its premiere on NBC. David Letterman had moved his show to CBS.In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur died in Las Vegas of gunshot wounds suffered six days earlier.In 1998, Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls married dancer David Gulzar in Little Marlow, England. They have since split up.In 2009, Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Swift looked stunned when West said Beyonce’ had made one of the best videos ever. West later apologized and disappeared from the public eye for several months.