Tupac Shakur was shot 5 times on November 30th 1994.
Tupac Shakur, a rap performer who is standing trial on charges of sexual abuse in Manhattan, was shot five times early today as he and two companions walked into a recording studio in midtown, police said.
Mr. Shakur, 23, and the other men, who were not identified, were walking through the lobby of Quad Recording Studios at 723 Seventh Avenue, near 48th Street, about 12:25 A.M. when three men approached and demanded money, said Sgt. James Coleman, a Police Department spokesman.
It was not clear why the men then shot Mr. Shakur and one of his companions, the police said.
Mr. Shakur, who was struck twice in the head, twice in the groin and once in one hand, was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center where he was listed in guarded condition, said Wes Anglin, a hospital spokesman.
“He is alert,” Mr. Anglin said, and his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
The second man was shot twice in the abdomen and was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center. His condition was not available early this morning. The third man with Mr. Shakur was not injured.
The three robbers fled after taking money or property from the three men, Sergeant Coleman said.
Other interesting things that happened on this day through the music history.
1969 – The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida. Also appearing, The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Janis Joplin, The Band, Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly.
1982 – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 66 million copies. Seven singles were released from the album, including ‘Beat It’, which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather and ‘Billie Jean’.
1991 – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his eighth studio album Dangerous. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time.
1996 – Ice Cube
Ice Cube obtained a restraining order to keep an obsessed fan away from him and his family. Cynthia Renee Collins was told to stop harassing the 26 year-old rapper, and stay at least 100 feet away from him.
1999 – Elton John
Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London’s Albert Hall performing ‘It’s A Sin’ with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.
2005 – 50 Cent
50 Cent was planning to create a vibrator of his manhood, so his female fans could pretend to have sex with him. The rapper was also planning to sell a line of condoms and waterproof sex toys designed to excite his female fans. The rapper said: “I need to make a 50 Cent condom and motorised version of me, which will have to be waterproof so you can utilise it in the tub, Blue is my favourite colour so it will probably be blue’.