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Smiley Miley, Blast off into outer space, lots and lots of dead rock stars and actor Tom Hanks.

  • Smiley Miley

    Nine years ago – In 2013, Miley Cyrus released her “Bangerz” album, which featured “Wrecking Ball”.

    Miley Cyrus performs live on stage during day two of Lollapalooza...

    Miley Cyrus performs live on stage during day two of Lollapalooza Brazil Music Festival at Interlagos Racetrack on March 26, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • TH

    26 years ago – In 1996, “That Thing You Do!” was released . . . written by,  directed by and starring Tom Hanks.

    Tom Hanks attends HISTORYTalks 2022 on September 24, 2022 in...

    Tom Hanks attends HISTORYTalks 2022 on September 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Luke Perry

    32 years ago – In 1990, “Beverly Hills 90210” premiered on Fox. The original ran for 10 seasons and the show got a remake in 2008. R.I.P. Luke Perry.

    Actor Luke Perry listens during a news conferene at the Video...

    Actor Luke Perry listens during a news conferene at the Video Software Dealers Association's annual home video convention at the Bellagio July 26, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Perry is promoting the... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Hugs not drugs

    52 years ago – In 1970, Janis Joplin was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose in her room at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood. She was only 27.   Janis had just finished recording her second solo album, “Pearl”. DON’T TAKE
    DRUGS!  Other rock stars who died at 27 . . . Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, and Amy Winehouse.

    Photo of American singer Janis Joplin holding a glass in a car

    Photo of American singer Janis Joplin holding a glass in a car Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

  • Blast off

    65 years ago – In 1957, The Space Age officially began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit.

    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft atop takes off...

    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft atop takes off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on October 05, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket will carry the... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

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