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Feature Year: 1999 – 9pm ET

This edition of Feature Year looks at the music and hits of 1999.

January 1 – The euro is established.
January 25 – Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916) Died
January 31 – The popular TV series Family Guy premieres on Fox.
February 6 – Jimmy Roberts, American singer (b. 1924) Died
February 12 – U.S. President Bill Clinton is acquitted in impeachment proceedings in the United States Senate.
February 15 – Big L, American rapper (b. 1974) Died
March 2 – Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939) Died
March 8 – Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914) Died
March 29 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.
March 29 – Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918) Died
April 12 – Boxcar Willie, American country music singer (b. 1931) Died
April 14 – Anthony Newley, English actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1931) Died
April 26 – British T.V presenter Jill Dando, 37, is shot dead on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, London.
April 26 – Adrian Borland, British musician and producer (b. 1957) (The Sound) Died
April 27 – Al Hirt, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1922) Died
May 1 – The pilot episode of the television series SpongeBob SquarePants airs on Nickelodeon.
May 3 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time, at 11,014.70.
May 5 – Microsoft releases Windows 98 (Second Edition), from 1998.
May 19 – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is released in theaters. It becomes the highest grossing Star Wars film.
June 1 – Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuts.
June 5 – Mel Torme, American singer (b. 1925) Died
July 1 – Guy Mitchell, American singer (b. 1927) Died
July 11 – Helen Forrest, American jazz singer (b. 1917) Died
July 22 – The first version of MSN Messenger is released by Microsoft.
July 29 – Anita Carter, American singer (b. 1933) Died
August 3 – Leroy Vinnegar, American musician (b. 1928) Died
August 31 – Apple Computer releases the Power Macintosh G4.
September 9 – Sega Dreamcast was released as well as Sonic Adventure.
October 9 – Milt Jackson, American musician (b. 1923) Died
October 26 – Hoyt Axton, American actor and singer-songwriter (b. 1938) Died
November 18 – Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941) Died
November 30 – The ExxonMobil Corporation merger is completed, forming the largest company in the world.
November 30 – Charlie Byrd, American Jazz musician and classical guitarist (b. 1925) Died
December 3 – Scatman John, American musician (b. 1942) Died
December 10 – Rick Danko, Canadian musician (b. 1943) Died
December 26 – Curtis Mayfield, American musician and composer (b. 1942) Died
December 31 – The U.S. turns over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government, as stipulated in the Torrijos-Carter Treaty of 1977.

Feature Year: 1995 4pm ET

January 30 – Thia Megia, American singer
February 12 – Philip Taylor Kramer, American musician (b. 1952) Died
February 17 – Colin Ferguson is convicted of 6 counts of murder for the December 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings and later receives a 25-year sentence for each of the 6 murders.
February 23 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 30.28 to close at 4,003.33 – the Dow’s first ever close above 4,000.
February 23 – Melvin Franklin, American singer (b. 1942) Died
March 6 – On an episode of The Jenny Jones Show (“Same-Sex Crushes”), Scott Amedure reveals a crush on his heterosexual friend Jonathan Schmitz. Schmitz kills Amedure several days after the show.
March 26 – Eazy-E, American rapper and record producer (b. 1963) Died
March 31 – Tejano superstar Selena is killed by the president of her own fanclub, Yolanda Saldívar.
April 14 – Burl Ives, American singer (b. 1909) Died
May 23 – Oklahoma City bombing: In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the remains of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building are imploded.
July 1 – Wolfman Jack, American disc jockey (b. 1938) Died
July 17 – The Nasdaq Composite index closes above the 1,000 mark for the first time.
July 25 – Charlie Rich, American singer (b. 1932) Died
August 9 – Jerry Garcia, American guitarist (b. 1942) Died
August 24 – Microsoft releases Windows 95
August 24 – Gary Crosby, American singer and actor (b. 1933) Died
August 30 – Sterling Morrison, American guitarist (b. 1942) Died
September 1 – The DVD, an optical disc computer storage media format, is announced.
October 3 – O. J. Simpson is found not guilty of double murder for the deaths of former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
November 21 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 40.46 to close at 5,023.55, its first close above 5,000. This makes 1995 the first year where the Dow surpasses 2 millennium marks in a single year.
October 21 – Shannon Hoon, American singer (b. 1967) Died
November 13 – Ralph Blane, American composer (b. 1914) Died
November 30 – Stretch, American rapper and record producer (b. 1972) Died
December 10 – Darren Robinson, American rapper and actor (b. 1967) Died
December 25 – Dean Martin, American actor, singer and comedian (b. 1917) Died
December 29 – Ross Lynch, American actor and singer

Feature Year: 1982 6pm ET

Today at 9pm ET we feature the hits of 1982

January 8 – AT&T agrees to divest itself into 22 subdivisions.
January 14 – Caleb Followill, American singer (Kings of Leon)
January 18 – Quinn Allman, American guitarist (The Used)
January 29 – Adam Lambert, American singer
January 30 – Lightnin’ Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912) Died
February 3 – Jessica Harp, American songwriter and former country artist (The Wreckers)
February 16 –Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
February 17 – Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (b. 1917) Died
February 27 – Atlanta murders of 1979-1981: Wayne Williams is convicted of murdering two adult men and is sentenced to two consecutive life terms.
March 19 – Randy Rhoads, American guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne (plane crash) (b. 1956) Died
March 20 – Nick Wheeler, American musician (The All-American Rejects)
April 6 – A blizzard unprecedented in size for April dumps 1–2 feet of snow on the northeastern United States, closing schools and businesses, snarling traffic, and canceling several major league baseball games.
April 13 – Nellie McKay, American singer
April 24 – Kelly Clarkson, American singer
April 30 – Lloyd Banks, American rapper; member of G-Unit
April 30 – Lester Bangs, American music journalist (b. 1948) Died
May 23 – Tristan Prettyman, American singer/songwriter
July 17 – Natasha Hamilton, English singer (Atomic Kitten)
July 28 – Keith Green, American gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist (b. 1953) Died
August 28 – LeAnn Rimes, American singer
September 23 – Jimmy Wakely, American Country-Western singer and actor (b. 1914) Died
September 27 – Lil Wayne, American rapper
September 27 – Jon McLaughlin, American pop rock singer-songwriter and pianist
October 6 – MC Lars, American rapper
November 3 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average surges 43.41 points, or 4.25%, to close at 1,065.49, its first all-time high in more than 9 years. It last hit a record on January 11, 1973 when the average closed at 1,051.70. The points gain is the biggest ever up to this point.
November 14 – Joy Williams, American singer/songwriter and member of the folk duo The Civil Wars
November 30 – Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the biggest selling album of all time.
December 7 – The first U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas.
December 8 – Marty Robbins, American singer (b. 1925) Died
December 8 – Nicki Minaj, American singer
December 20 – David Cook, American singer/songwriter and winner of American Idol season 7
December 24 – Robert Carmine, American singer

Feature Year: 1997 9pm ET

This edition of Feature Year looks at the hits and tunes of 1997.

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January 1 – Townes Van Zandt, American folk singer (b. 1944) Died
January 5 – Burton Lane, American composer and lyricist (b. 1912) Died
January 23 – Richard Berry African-American singer and composer (b. 1935) Died
January 31 – Johnny Klein, American drummer (b. 1918) Died
February 13 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time, gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44.
February 23 – Tony Williams, American musician (b. 1945) Died
February 28 – North Hollywood shootout: Two robbers wearing kevlar body armor armed with AK-47s containing armor-piercing bullets injure 17 police officers and civilians in a gun battle. The incident sparked debate on the appropriate firepower for United States patrol officers to have available in similar situations in the future.
March 9 – The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (b. 1972) Died
March 10 – La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929) Died
March 17 – Jermaine Stewart, American singer (b. 1957) Died
April 8 – Laura Nyro, American singer and composer (b. 1947) Died
April 19 – El Duce, American singer and drummer (b. 1958) Died
April 21 – A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people into earth orbit, in the first space burial.
April 27 – Andrew Cunanan murders Jeffrey Trail, beginning a murder spree that lasts until July and ends with the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
June 6 – In Lacey Township, New Jersey, high school senior Melissa Drexler kills her newborn baby in a toilet.
June 13 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
June 21 – Rebecca Black, American singer
June 28 – Mrs. Miller, American singer (b. 1907) Died
July 1 – The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.
July 15 – Spree killer Andrew Cunanan shoots fashion designer Gianni Versace to death outside Versace’s Miami, Florida residence.
July 16 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 63.17 to close at 8,038.88. It is the Dow’s first close above 8,000. The Dow has doubled its value in 30 months.
July 17 – The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.
August 10 – Conlon Nancarrow, American-born composer (b. 1912) Died
August 16 – Greyson Chance, American singer, songwriter and pianist
August 21 – Be Here Now, the third album from English rock band Oasis, becomes the fastest selling album in UK history.
August 31 – Death of Diana, Princess of Wales: Diana, Princess of Wales is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 3:00 am.
September 6 – The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, takes place at Westminster Abbey, watched by over 2 billion people worldwide.
September 18 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American blues singer (b. 1920) Died
September 19 – Rich Mullins, American musician (b. 1955) Died
October 5 – Arthur Tracy, American singer (b. 1899) Died
October 12 – John Denver, American musician (b. 1943) Died
October 19 – Glen Buxton, American guitarist (b. 1947) Died
November 1 – Alex Wolff, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
November 12 – Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the World Trade Center 1993 bombings.
November 15 – Saul Chaplin, American composer (b. 1912)
November 22 – Michael Hutchence, Australian musician, INXS (b. 1960) Died
December 2 – Michael Hedges, American composer and guitarist (b. 1953) Died
December 19 – James Cameron’s Titanic, the highest-grossing film of all time until his other film Avatar, premieres in the US.
December 21 – Amie Comeaux, American country singer (b. 1976) Died

Feature Year: 1991 10pm ET

January 8 – Steve Clark, English guitarist, Def Leppard (b. 1960) Died
January 12 – Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait.
January 15 – The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
January 16 – Julie Dubela, American singer
January 18 – Eastern Air Lines shuts down after 62 years, citing financial problems.
February 11 – Christofer Drew, American singer
February 12 – Casey Abrams, American singer
February 25 – Gulf War: Part of an Iraqi Scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 29 and injuring 99 U.S. soldiers. It is the single-most devastating attack on U.S. forces during that war.
February 25 – Tony Oller, American actor and musician
February 26 – Gulf War: On Baghdad radio, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers set fire to Kuwaiti oil fields as they retreat.
March 6 – Tyler the Creator, American rapper, record producer, music video director, actor, graphic artist and fashion designer
March 8 – Devon Werkheiser, American actor and musician
March 14 – Doc Pomus, American composer (b. 1925) Died
March 16 – Wolfgang Van Halen, American musician
March 21 – Leo Fender, American instrument maker (b. 1909) Died
March 30 – Mia Carruthers, American singer and songwriter
April 1 – Comedy Central is launched in its current format.
April 3 – Hayley Kiyoko, American singer and actress
April 4 – Jamie Lynn Spears, American singer and actress
April 10 – Amanda Michalka, American singer and actress
April 17 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 3,000 for the first time ever, at 3,004.46.
April 23 – Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952) Died
April 26 – Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (b. 1910) Died
May 7 – Dennis Crosby, American singer (b. 1934) Died
May 17 – Daniel Curtis Lee, American actor and rapper
June 1 – David Ruffin, American singer (b. 1941) Died
June 6 – Stan Getz, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1927) Died
July 18 – Karina Pasian, American singer and pianist
September 4 – Charles Barnet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1913) Died
September 4 – Dottie West, American singer (b. 1932) Died
September 22 – Chelsea Tavares, American actress and singer
September 28 – Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1926) Died
October 3 – Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton announces he will seek the 1992 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
October 17 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer (b. 1919) Died
November 3 – Chris Bender, American musician (b. 1972) Died
November 24 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies from pneumonia induced by AIDS.
November 24 – KISS drummer Eric Carr dies from complications of heart cancer.
December 4 – Pan American World Airways ends operations.

Feature Year 1972 6pm ET

Feature Year: 1972. 
January 5 – U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.
January 26 – Mahalia Jackson, African-American gospel singer (b. 1911) Died
January 27 – Mark Owen, British pop singer (Take That)
February 11 – Craig Jones, American musician
February 14 – ob Thomas, American singer-songwriter
February 17 – Volkswagen Beetle sales exceed those of the Ford Model-T when the 15,007,034th Beetle is produced.
February 17 – Billie Joe Armstrong, American rock musician and lead singer/guitarist (Green Day)
March 27 – Sharkey Bonano, American jazz musician (b. 1904) Died
April 3 – Ferde Grofé, American composer (b. 1882) Died
April 17 – The first Boston Marathon in which women are officially allowed to compete.
April 20 – Carmen Electra, American actress and singer
April 24 – Chad I Ginsburg, American musician and record producer (CKY)
May 2 – J. Edgar Hoover, American Federal Bureau of Investigation director (b. 1895) Died
May 4 – Mike Dirnt, American rock musician and bassist (Green Day)
May 8 – Darren Hayes, Australian musician
May 15 – Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama is shot by Arthur Herman Bremer at a Laurel, Maryland political rally.
May 19 – Jenny Berggren, Swedish rock singer (Ace of Base)
May 20 – Busta Rhymes, American musician and actor
May 20 – Andreas Lundstedt, Swedish singer and actor (Alcazar)
May 21 – The Notorious B.I.G., American musician (d. 1997)
June 2 – Wayne Brady, American comedian, singer
June 13 – Clyde McPhatter, American singer (b. 1932) Died
June 18 – Roger “Infernus” Tiegs, Norwegian black metal musician, original member of Gorgoroth
June 23 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the C.I.A. to obstruct the F.B.I.’s investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
June 26 – Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney co-found Atari.
July 28 – Helen Traubel, American soprano (b. 1903) Died
August 1 – U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, withdraws from the race after revealing he was once treated for mental illness.
August 3 – Patrik Isaksson, Swedish singer and songwriter
August 4 – Arthur Bremer is jailed for 63 years for shooting George Wallace.
August 6 – Geri Halliwell, British pop singer (Spice Girls)
August 12 – The last U.S. ground troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.
August 14 – Oscar Levant, American pianist and actor (b. 1906) Died
August 16 – Emily Robison, American country music performer (Dixie Chicks)
August 21 – The Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida renominates U.S. President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew for a second term.
September 21 – Liam Gallagher, British singer (Oasis)
September 26 – Shawn Stockman, American singer and musician (Boyz II Men)
September 26 – Robert E. Dolan, American composer (b. 1906) Died
October 8 – R. Sargent Shriver is chosen to replace Thomas Eagleton as the U.S. vice-presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
October 28 – Brad Paisley, American singer-songwriter and musician
November 7 – U.S. presidential election, 1972: Republican incumbent Richard Nixon defeats Democratic Senator George McGovern in a landslide (the election had the lowest voter turnout since 1948, with only 55 percent of the electorate voting).
November 14 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,000 (1,003.16) for the first time.
November 18 – Danny Whitten, American musician (b. 1943) Died
November 29 – Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of their seminal arcade version of Pong, the first game to achieve commercial success.
November 29 – Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1891) Died
December 3 – Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872) Died
December 9 – Tré Cool, American rock musician and drummer (Green Day)
December 26 – Former United States President Harry S. Truman dies in Kansas City, Missouri.
December 31 – Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash off the coast of Puerto Rico while en route to deliver aid to Nicaraguan earthquake victims.
December 31 – Joey McIntyre, American actor and singer (New Kids on the Block)