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.
WHERE ON THE AIR
A prelude to the "Summer of Love," the Monterey International Pop Festival concludes with performances by Jimi Hendrix, The Association, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane and Lou Rawls.
"Dreams" becomes Fleetwood Mac's first and only No. 1 single. The song, written by Stevie Nicks and featuring her lead vocals, goes on to sell more than a million copies.
"Flashdance (What a Feeling)," Irene Cara's Oscar-winning theme from the movie "Flashdance," is in the midst of a six-week ride on top of the singles chart.
U.S. President James Madison signs a declaration of war against Great Britain that Congress approved, and the War of 1812 begins. It marks the first time in history that America declared war on another nation.
The first Checker cab is produced at the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, as she completes a flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
“Gunsmoke” airs for the last time on CBS Radio.
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space as she sets out on a six-day mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
Members of a white nationalist group called The Order shoot and kill controversial radio talk show host Alan Berg in the driveway of his Denver home.
Country music star and TV personality Blake Shelton ("Austin") (42)
Actress Carol Kane (“Hester Street,” “Taxi,” “The Princess Bride”) (66)
Model and actress Isabella Rossellini ("Blue Velvet," "Cousins," "Wild at Heart," "Death Becomes Her," "Fearless," "Immortal Beloved," "Crime of the Century") (66)
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sir Paul McCartney, former member of The Beatles (76)
Pulitzer Prize-winning "Chicago Sun-Times" film critic Roger Ebert (1942 - 2013)