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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Styx has its first and only No. 1 single with "Babe," which remains a chart-topper for two weeks.
John Lennon is shot and killed outside his New York City apartment building by obsessed fan Mark David Chapman. The beloved ex-Beatle is just 40 years old.
“Out of Touch” by Daryl Hall & John Oates tops the singles chart and holds there for two weeks.
One day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt convinces Congress to declare war on Japan, thrusting the U.S. into World War II.
"Sophie’s Choice," directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Meryl Streep as a Holocaust survivor, opens in U.S. movie theaters. Streep goes on to capture a Best Actress Oscar and Golden Globe Award for her performance.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign the first treaty between the two superpowers to reduce their massive nuclear arsenals.
The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Hip-hop superstar Nicki Minaj, born Onika Tanya Maraj (34)
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor (50)
Golden Globe-winning actress Teri Hatcher ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," "Desperate Housewives") (52)
Author and political commentator Ann Coulter (55)
Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger ("The Natural," "9 1/2 Weeks," "Batman," "Final Analysis," "L.A. Confidential," "8 Mile") (63)
Allman Brothers Band co-founder Gregg Allman (69)
Flute virtuoso Sir James Galway (77)
Singer-songwriter and the Doors front man Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971)
Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell ("Judgment at Nuremberg," "The Man in the Glass Booth," "Julia," "Deep Impact") (1930 - 2014)
Entertainer and Rat Pack member Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925 - 1990)