Why Famous: Best known as the guitarist and songwriter for rock group The Who, which was considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s.
- 1968-05-20 "The Who" guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend (23) weds Karen Astley in England
- 1993-04-23 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC
- 2003-01-13 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.