On this day in 1965 Pete Townshend wrote "My Generation" on his 20th birthday. One of the great rock anthems of all time, "My Generation" used slurred lyrics to imitate a mod on amphetamines with Townshends feedback on guitar that influenced many guitar players. Now Townshend IS old, and had a child porn charge on his record, I bet Petey is looking back on his younger days with much fondness.
On this day in 1962 President John F. Kennedy celebrated his birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The highlight of the night was Marilyn Monroe's infamous rendition of "Happy Birthday".