March 2: This Day in Music
In 2010 – A Ozzy Osbourne book signing at a Florida Barnes & Noble turns dramatic when the bomb squad is called in, due to a fan with some marijuana and homemade fireworks.
In 1983 – The compact disc is launched.
And in 2008 – Canadian guitarist and singer, Jeff Healey, dies of cancer. Healey had been blind from the age of one when he lost his sight to retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes. His eyes had to be surgically removed, and he was given ocular prostheses. The cancer returned in 2007 and ultimately claimed his life a year later at the age of 41.