Time Rewind is your pop culture time machine—an online portal to amazing and sometimes forgotten events, fads, music, people and places through the decades.
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Bob Dylan goes electric and fans go ballistic at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Folk music purists are outraged when Dylan swaps his acoustic guitar for an electric one.
Carpenters kick off four weeks on top of the Billboard singles chart with "(They Long to Be) Close to You."
“A Chorus Line” premieres, becoming the longest running Broadway show.
Stevie Nicks has her first solo chart success when “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” reaches No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Tom Petty, who assists on vocals.
The subway token is introduced, and the cost of riding the New York City underground rises from a dime to 15 cents.
The Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog off the coast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, and sinks the next day, killing 51.
Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to walk in space.
World's first test-tube baby, Louise Joy Brown (39)
Golden Globe-winning actor Matt LeBlanc, best known for playing Joey in the hit NBC sitcom “Friends” (50)
Actress-writer-producer Illeana Douglas (“Grace of My Heart,” “To Die For,” “Ghost World”) (52)
Supermodel-actress (and Mrs. David Bowie) Iman (62)
Actress Estelle Getty, best known for playing Sophia in the TV sitcom “The Golden Girls” (1923 - 2008)
Actor Jack Gilford (“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Cabaret,” “Save The Tiger,” “Cocoon”) (1907 - 1990)
Oscar-winning actor Walter Brennan (“The King of Jazz,” “Come and Get It,” “Kentucky,” “The Westerner”) (1894 - 1974)