Discover what happened this week in history
- “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles becomes the No.1 Single in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.
- Late Night with David Letterman premieres on NBC February 1, 1982.
- Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan and many other superstars finish tracks for “We Are the World” on Jan. 28, 1985. The project, which was suggested by singer-activist Harry Belafonte, raised over $60 million for African famine relief.
- Soap opera General Hospital debuted heart throb actor Jack Wagner as Frisco Jones in 1984. Many will always remember Frisco for his song “All I need.”
- Sadly, in 1986 all seven of the United States space shuttle Challenger crew were killed shortly after takeoff.
- GM- General Motors reported the biggest profit of any United States company in history in 1965.
- In 1958 Brooklyn Dodgers Roy Campanella was injured in a serious auto accident and would never return to play again.
- “Barnaby Jones” debuted on CBS- TV.
- In 1950 a loaf of bread was $0.14 cents
Sources: wiki.answers.com, AARP, Ask.com