On July 23, 1994.

On July 23, 1994, the “Astronomical Union” named the Asteroid 3834 (orbiting between Mars and Jupiter) “Zappafrank”, in honor of Frank Zappa, who died one year before. Zappafrank is not the first asteroid to be named after a rock musician;  Asteroids Lennon, McCartney, Starr, and Harrison already exist – and there
are others named after Oldfield (Mike Oldfield), Clapton (Eric Clapton) and Jarre (Jean-Michel Jarre and Maurice Jarre).

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