Eminem releases his single "Lose Yourself" from the "8 Mile" soundtrack. It would go on to become the first rap song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song. And all the Academy judges would applaud themselves for encouraging diversity.
Buzz Aldrin takes the first "space-selfie," and no matter what you do, or whatever filter you use, you are never going to top that.
An adulterous couple rides a dung-cart through Staphorst, Netherlands, which begs the question... how did this fun fact ever make it on to a "On This Day in History" list?
Seriously, I did a pic search for this and this was the first image that came up.
Sesame Street premieres on PBS. Years later it would move to HBO and would get a whole lot darker when Elmo gets disemboweled.
The PGA eliminates its Caucasians only rule. Once Toger Woods show up, some old codgers begin talking about "the good ol' days."
President Obama authorizes deployment of 1500 additional troops to advise the Kurdish and Iraqi forces who fight against Islamic State militants. Five years later, all that good work is undone by an angry butternut squash.
Richard Nixon tells the press that he won't be available to "kick around anymore" when he loses the election for Governor of California. Oh, Dick... if you only knew...
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez becomes the youngest person ever elected to the US House of Representatives. Meanwhile, Tomi Lehren is still Tomi Lehren and that's a shame.
The Paradise Papers are leaked to the public and it made rich people in power look really bad for involving themselves in offshore investments and... we stopped caring about two weeks after that because rich people own the media... blah blah blah... here's a picture of high-profile people directly involved... blah blah blah...
American gangster is shot at a business meeting for refusing to pay gambling debts. His nickname was "The Brain." It may have been ironic.