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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On his 70th birthday, jazz legend Duke Ellington receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Richard Nixon in the East Room of the White House. Nixon concludes the presentation by playing the piano and singing.
Security guards escort Bruce Springsteen from Graceland after he jumps the gate to meet Elvis Presley. The King, however, is not home at the time.
Topping the singles chart for the seventh consecutive week: The Bee Gees’ “Night Fever” from the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack.
U.S. Army troops liberate the Dachau concentration camp in Nazi Germany.
President Richard Nixon announces that he will release edited transcripts of taped White House conversations in response to a subpoena in the Watergate scandal. The House Judiciary committee insists that he also turn over the tapes.
Pitching for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Roger Clemens sets a Major League Baseball record with 20 strikeouts in nine innings against the Seattle Mariners.
Golden Globe-winning actress Uma Thurman ("Pulp Fiction," "Gattaca," "Kill Bill") (47)
Retired tennis star Andre Agassi (47)
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer (“Scarface,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “Batman Returns,” “Hairspray”) (59)
Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis (“My Left Foot,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Gangs of New York,” “Lincoln”) (60)
Comedian-producer-actor Jerry Seinfeld, best known for his long-running NBC comedy series "Seinfeld" (63)
Iconic Grammy-winning country music singer-songwriter and activist Willie Nelson (84)
Actress Celeste Holm (“Oklahoma!” “Gentleman’s Agreement”) (1917 - 2012)
Jazz composer-pianist-bandleader Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)
Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst (1863 - 1951)