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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Don Kirshner's “Rock Concert” TV show debuts, featuring Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Alice Cooper.
Ringo Starr's “Photograph” is the No. 1 single.
Queen front man Freddie Mercury dies of complications from AIDS exactly one day after publicly disclosing that he is HIV positive.
Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shoots and kills accused JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.
A hijacker identifying himself as D.B. Cooper takes $200,000 in ransom money and parachutes from a Seattle-bound passenger jet during a thunderstorm. Cooper's fate remains a mystery to this day.
David Letterman makes his first guest appearance on “The Tonight Show.”
Actress Sarah Hyland ("Private Parts," "Modern Family," "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters") (27)
Emmy-winning actress Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy," "Knocked Up," "State of Affairs") (39)
Original Beatles drummer Pete Best (76)
Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar "Big O" Robertson (79)
Conservative author-commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925 - 2008)
Ragtime composer and pianist Scott Joplin ("The Maple Leaf Rag," "The Entertainer") (1868 - 1917)
Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. president (1784 - 1850)