From his last concert at Nassau Coliseum to his first performance on "The Late Show With David Letterman," here are the notable Billy Joel anniversaries on the calendar this month.
Aug. 2, 1987: Joel plays Lenin Sports and Concert Complex in Leningrad, USSR, as part of his six-performance tour of the Soviet Union.
Aug. 4, 2015: Joel performs before a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, the arena's last event before closing for a $261 million renovation.
Aug. 9, 1983: His album "An Innocent Man" is released, and reaches No. 4 on the album charts. Its biggest hit, "Tell Her About It," goes to No. 1.
Aug. 12, 2015: Billy Joel and wife Alexis Roderick welcome a baby girl. Daughter Della Rose Joel is born at 2:40 a.m. in New York.
Aug. 25, 1994: Joel and Christie Brinkley, his "Uptown Girl" muse, divorce after 9 years of marriage and one daughter, Alexa Ray Joel.
Aug. 29, 1990: Joel plays a benefit concert for baymen at Jones Beach.
Aug. 29, 2000: Reports say he bought Marshlands, a 29-acre estate in the North Sea area of Southampton.
Aug. 30, 1993: Joel performs on the very first "Late Show with David Letterman."