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
John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin an eight-day "bed-in" for peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, during which they record "Give Peace a Chance" in a room filled with reporters, photographers and supporters. The couple held a similar bed-in two months earlier in Amsterdam.
"Frankenstein" by The Edgar Winter Group reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Let's Hear It For the Boy" by Deniece Williams, from the soundtrack to the Kevin Bacon movie "Footloose," is on top of the singles chart.
Madonna's "Vogue," off the "I'm Breathless" album, is in the middle of a three-week domination of the Billboard pop chart.
The first 3-D sci-fi movie premieres: “It Came from Outer Space,” based on a Ray Bradbury story, opens in Los Angeles.
Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves before losing, 1-0, in the 13th. It's the first time a pitcher throws more than nine perfect innings in major league history.
Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing. During descent from its lunar orbit, the spacecraft sets a record for the fastest speed attained by a manned vehicle.
Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev and U.S. President Richard Nixon, meeting in Moscow, sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreements.
The so-called “human fly," George Willig, scales the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center by attaching himself to a window washing track and walking straight to the top and into the custody of waiting police officers. It takes Willig three and a half hours to make the climb and costs him $1.10 in fines—one penny per floor.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-rapper-producer Lauryn Hill, formerly of The Fugees ("Doo Wop (That Thing)," "Ex-Factor," "Everything Is Everything") (43)
Actress Helena Bonham Carter ("A Room With a View," "Howard's End," "Fight Club," "Big Fish," The King’s Speech," "Les Misérables") (52)
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz ("Let Love Rule," "Mama Said," "American Woman") (54)
Comedian-actor Bobcat Goldthwait (56)
Emmy-winning actress Genie Francis, most remembered for her role as Laura on the ABC soap "General Hospital" (56)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac member Stevie Nicks, best recognized for her vocals in the hits "Dreams," "Rhiannon" and "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (70)
First American woman astronaut in space, Sally Ride (1951 - 2012)
Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)
Vocalist Peggy Lee (“"Mañana," "Lover,” "Fever") (1920 - 2002)
Oscar-winning actor John Wayne, born Marion Robert Morrison and nicknamed "The Duke," who starred in many Westerns, including "The Searchers" and "True Grit" (1907 - 1979)
Singer-actor Al Jolson, born Asa Yoelson in Russia and dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer" (1886 - 1950)