OCTOBER 10TH IS THE 283RD DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS HUG A DRUMMER DAY, NATIONAL ANGEL FOOD CAKE DAY, NATIONAL CAKE DECORATING DAY, NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY, NATIONAL HANDBAG DAY, NATIONAL LOVE YOUR HAIR DAY, NATIONAL TUXEDO DAY, WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, AND WORLD PORRIDGE DAY.
Singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith are injured at a Philadelphia concert after a firecracker is thrown on stage. From then on, the group performs from behind a cyclone fence.
Fleetwood Mac receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The three members of ZZ Top made advance bookings for seats on the first passenger flight to the Moon.
The Who and The Grateful Dead play the second of two back-to-back shows at Oakland Stadium. Neither of the shows is a sell out.