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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Ruby & the Romantics' first recording, "Our Day Will Come," makes it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a week. The song, composed by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson, becomes a million-seller.
"Dark Lady" becomes Cher's third solo No. 1 hit and her last until "Believe" a quarter-century later.
"Piano Man" Billy Joel weds his then-"Uptown Girl," supermodel Christie Brinkley, aboard a yacht in New York Harbor. The marriage lasts nine years.
Céline Dion sets sail on a six-week cruise at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her Grammy-winning smash, "Because You Loved Me."
"Ain't It Funny," by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule, is in the midst of a six-week ride on top of the Billboard singles chart.
The German Reichstag (Parliament) passes the Enabling Act of 1933, which marks the start of Adolf Hitler's transformation from chancellor to dictator by enabling him to implement laws without Reichstag consent.
Barney Clark dies 112 days after becoming the world's first recipient of a permanent artificial heart.
In a televised speech to Americans, President Ronald Reagan calls for development of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) to protect the U.S. from a nuclear missile attack. The program is also referred to as "Star Wars."
The tide rises for "Titanic" at the 70th annual Academy Awards. The James Cameron blockbuster, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, ties with 1959's "Ben Hur" for most wins by sweeping 11 categories, including the coveted Best Picture Oscar.
Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor ("National Velvet," "A Place in the Sun," "Giant," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof") dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. Taylor starred in more than 50 movies and won two Academy Awards during her acting career.
Celebrity gossip columnist and blogger Perez Hilton, founder of the popular celebrity news blog, Perezhilton.com (40)
Actress Michelle Monaghan ("Unfaithful," "Mission: Impossible III," "Gone Baby Gone," "Made of Honor," "The Heartbreak Kid," "Eagle Eye," "Pixels," "True Detective") (42)
Golden Globe-winning actress Keri Russell ("Felicity," "The Upside of Anger," "Waitress," "August Rush," "Extraordinary Measures," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "The Americans") (42)
Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chaka Khan ("Tell Me Something Good," "I'm Every Woman," "I Feel For You") (65)
Oscar-winning actress Joan Crawford, born Lucille Fay LeSueur ("Grand Hotel," "Mildred Pierce," "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?") (1905 - 1977)