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 Dutch band Shocking Blue hurtles onto the Billboard Hot 100 with "Venus," which climbs to No. 1 in the U.S. and eight other countries in 1970. Bananarama's 1986 cover of the song also becomes a chart-topper.
Kenny Rogers holds the top spot on the Billboard pop chart with "Lady," a song written by Lionel Richie.
"The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby & the Range hits No.1 on the singles chart.
Janet Jackson's "Again" is in the middle of a two-week ride atop the singles chart. The song goes on to receive Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.
The last two-seater Ford Thunderbird is produced on this day. Beginning with the 1958 model year, the car becomes a four-seater.
Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final "extravehicular activity" (EVA) or "moonwalk" during NASA's last manned mission to the moon.
The Detroit Pistons defeat the Denver Nuggets by a score of 186-184 in triple overtime, the highest scoring game in the history of the NBA.
A long and bitter U.S. presidential race finally comes to an end. After five weeks of legal wrangling over the vote count in Florida, Democrat Al Gore—then vice president—concedes to Republican Texas Governor George W. Bush after the Supreme Court rules that the Florida recount must stop.
Grammy-winning pop superstar Taylor Swift (28)
Oscar and Grammy-winning actor-comedian and musician Jamie Foxx, born Eric Marlon Bishop ("Ray," "Django Unchained," "Dreamgirls," "Collateral," "The Soloist") (50)
Golden Globe-winning actor Steve Buscemi ("Reservoir Dogs," "Desperado," "Con Air," "Fargo," "Armageddon," "Boardwalk Empire") (60)
Rock musician Ted Nugent, best known for his 1977 hit "Cat Scratch Fever" (69)
Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony-winning actor Christopher Plummer ("The Sound of Music," " A Beautiful Mind," "Nicholas Nickleby," "The New World," "Inside Man," "Beginners") (88)
Emmy, Tony and Grammy-winning actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke ("Bye Bye Birdie," "Mary Poppins," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Diagnosis: Murder," "Night at the Museum") (92)