On this Day July 23

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Barry Manilow’s “Looks Like We Made It” makes it to the No. 1 spot on the singles chart.

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“Synchronicity” by The Police tops the Billboard album chart and remains there for 17 weeks. It’s the band’s fifth and final studio album, and goes on to capture three Grammy Awards.  

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Actor Vic Morrow and two child actors are killed in an accident involving a helicopter while filming a combat scene for “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” Their deaths lead to tighter on-set safety measures by the film industry.

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Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant’s history, after “Penthouse” magazine publishes nude photos of her. Williams was the first African American woman to win the Miss America crown. Despite the scandal, she goes on to enjoy a successful singing and acting career that continues today.

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Emmy-winning actor Woody Harrelson (“Cheers,” “Indecent Proposal,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Kingpin,” “The Thin Red Line,” “True Detective”) 

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Capote,” “Scent of a Woman,” “Boogie Nights,” “Mission: Impossible III,” “Doubt,” “The Hunger Games”)