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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Frankie Valli owns the hottest single for a week with "My Eyes Adored You."
Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" is on top of the singles chart and holds there for four weeks. It's the only No. 1 single the band has ever had in the U.S.
"These Dreams," by Heart, becomes the sister duo’s first Billboard chart-topper. The track spends a week at No. 1.
"Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," by Puff Daddy featuring Mase, kicks off a six-week domination of the Billboard Hot 100.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a measure into law that legalizes the sale of beer and wine.
The Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and sends it to the states for ratification. However, it falls short of the required three-fourths approval.
Teachers at the McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual-related abuse of their students. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress-producer Reese Witherspoon ("Pleasantville," the "Legally Blonde" movies, "Walk the Line," "Gone Girl," "Wild") (41)
Actor Matthew Modine ("Full Metal Jacket," "Married to the Mob," "Memphis Belle," "And The Band Played On," "The Dark Knight Rises") (58)
Emmy-winning NBC sportscaster and Olympic Games anchor Bob Costas (65)
CNN anchor and host Wolf Blitzer (69)
Oscar, Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cats,” “Evita,” “The Phantom of the Opera”) (69)
Grammy-winning jazz guitarist-singer George Benson ("Breezin’," "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," "Give Me The Night") (74)
Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor and author William Shatner, best known as Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” TV and movie series (86)
Oscar, Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim ("West Side Story," "Gypsy," "Sweeney Todd") (87)
Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Karl Malden (“A Streetcar Named Desire,” “The Streets of San Francisco”), best remembered for his line, “Don’t leave home without them,” in American Express travelers checks commercials (1912 - 2009)