SIOUX’S CRAZY HORSE IS KILLED

143 years ago today, one of the most notable and iconic of Native American warriors, Oglala Sioux leader Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a U.S. soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

DOUG FIEGER & SHARONA KNACK

Doug Fieger would have been 68 today. Do you even know that “My Sharona” is actually taken from a girl with the same name—Sharona Alperin?

SPACE ODDITY

Today, 51 years ago, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie was released. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch into space of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut.

YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT

Today in 1978, “You’re the One That I Want” went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped UK Singles Chart as well. It’s also one of the best-selling singles in history.

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