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Feature Year:1974 9:05pm ET

February 13 – Robbie Williams, English rock singer (Take That)
February 22 – James Blunt, English singer
March 4 – People magazine’s first issue released. Mia Farrow is on the cover.
April 4 – Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth for the all-time home run record with his 714th at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
April 17 – Victoria Beckham, English singer (Spice Girls)
April 22 – Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-born rock bassist (System of a Down)
April 24 – Stephen King publishes Carrie, his first novel under his own name.
April 14 – Bud Abbott, American actor (Abbott and Costello) (b. 1895) Died
April 30 – Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900) Died
May 23 – Jewel, American singer
May 24 – Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (b. 1899) Died
May 30 – Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)
May 30 – Cee Lo Green, American singer
June 1 – Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer
July 21 – Terry Coldwell, English singer (East 17)
August 8 – Brian Harvey, English singer (East 17)
August 9 – Vice President Gerald Rudolph Ford succeeds Richard Milhous Nixon as the 38th President of the United States of America.
September 3 – Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901) Died
September 4 – Carmit Bachar, American singer
September 12 – Jennifer Nettles, American country music artist (Sugarland)
September 18 – Xzibit, American rapper
October 1 – Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone)
October 13 – Ed Sullivan, American television host (b. 1901) Died
October 30 – The Rumble in the Jungle takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, where Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in 8 rounds to regain the Heavyweight title, which had been stripped from him 7 years earlier.
November 2 – Nelly, American rapper
November 5 – Ryan Adams, American singer and songwriter
November 15 – Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer
December 7 – Nicole Appleton, Canadian singer (All Saints)
December 10 – Meg White, American rock drummer (The White Stripes)
December 13 – Nicholas McCarthy, English guitarist
December 26 – Jack Benny, American comedian (b. 1894) Died

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)