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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The Ronettes release their classic ballad, "Walking in the Rain." The single later earns producer Phil Spector the first and only Grammy of his career for sound effects (thunder and rain).
“I’ll Be There” by the Jackson 5 begins a five-week run at No. 1 on the singles chart.
Christopher Cross is king of the singles chart with music from the movies – “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do).”
A jury finds Chicago mob boss Al Capone guilty of tax evasion. One of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s, Capone is later sentenced to 11 years in federal prison, ordered to pay $215,000 in back taxes and fined $50,000.
The TV game show takes on a new shape with the premiere of “The Hollywood Squares.”
OPEC announces it will cut oil exports to the U.S. and other nations friendly with Israel, a move that eventually leads to the “Energy Crisis.”
The romantic drama “The Way We Were” opens at movie theaters, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. The film captures the Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song for the theme song, "The Way We Were," sung by Streisand.
President Gerald Ford goes before Congress to explain his pardon of predecessor Richard Nixon.
A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake rocks the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 67 people and causing more than $5 billion in damage. It happens as the first game of the World Series began at San Francisco's Candlestick Park between local teams The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants.
Grammy and Oscar-winning rapper-record producer Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III (45)
Reggae guitarist and singer-songwriter Ziggy Marley (49)
Comedian-actor and "Saturday Night Live" alum Norm Macdonald (54)
Cartoonist-actor Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butt-head," “King of the Hill”) (55)
Grammy-winning country singer Alan Jackson (59)
Actor George Wendt, best known for his portrayal of Norm Peterson on the TV sitcom “Cheers” (69)
Actress Margot Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the film "Superman," opposite Christopher Reeve (69)
Journalist-author Jimmy Breslin (87)
Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, born Robert Craig Knievel (1938 - 2007)
Actor Montgomery Clift ("From Here to Eternity," "The Young Lions," "A Place in the Sun," "I Confess") (1920 - 1966)
Actress and dancer Rita Hayworth ("Only Angels Have Wings," "Strawberry Blonde," "You'll Never Get Rich," "Gilda") (1918 - 1987)
Pulitzer-winning playwright Arthur Miller ("All My Sons," "A View from the Bridge," "The Crucible," "Death of a Salesman") (1915 - 2005)