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.
WHERE ON THE AIR
"Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes begins a five-week run at No. 1 on the pop chart.
The film version of The Who's 1969 rock opera “Tommy” opens in London, featuring Elton John as the Champ singing Pinball Wizard and Tina Turner as the Acid Queen.
Paul McCartney/Wings release the “Wings at the Speed of Sound” album, containing classics like “Silly Love Songs” and “Let 'Em In.”
Dr. Jonas Salk goes on national radio to announce that he has successfully tested a vaccine against polio, a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease.
At a White House ceremony, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a peace treaty ending 30 years of war between their two countries.
Ground is broken in Washington, D.C. for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Country music singer Kenny Chesney (49)
Comedian-actor and “SCTV” and “SNL” alum Martin Short (67)
Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler (69)
Legendary Motown singer-actress Diana Ross, formerly of The Supremes (73)
Actor James Caan (“The Godfather,” “Brian’s Song,” “Rollerball,” “Misery”) (77)
Actor Alan Arkin (“Wait Until Dark,” “The In-Laws,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Argo”) (83)
R&B soul singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950 - 2010)
Actor-director-writer Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek TV and movie series (1931 - 2015)
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams (“The Glass Menagerie,” “A Streetcar Named Desire”) (1911 - 1983)
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)