On This Day December 13
1969 – The Dutch band Shocking Blue hurtles onto the Billboard Hot 100 with “Venus,” which climbs to No. 1 in the U.S. and eight other countries in 1970. Bananarama’s 1986 cover of the song also becomes a chart-topper.
2000 – A long and bitter U.S. presidential race finally comes to an end. After five weeks of legal wrangling over the vote count in Florida, Democrat Al Gore—then vice president—concedes to Republican Texas Governor George W. Bush after the Supreme Court rules that the Florida recount must stop.
Own a Piece of This Day
Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972
David West Reynolds (Author), Gene Cernan (Afterword), Wally Schirra (Foreword)
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 1
Dick Van Dyke (Actor), Mary Tyler Moore (Actor), James Komack (Director), John Rich (Director)