So what about 1970?
Do you remember:
¤ January 14 – Diana Ross and The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Ross’s replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.
¤ February 13 – Black Sabbath’s eponymous debut album is released; often regarded as the first true heavy metal album.
¤ Apollo program: Apollo 13 (Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert) is launched toward the Moon.
April 13 – An oxygen tank in the Apollo 13 spacecraft explodes, forcing the crew to abort the mission and return in 4 days.
April 17 – Apollo program: Apollo 13 splashes down safely in the Pacific.
¤ September 13 – The first New York City Marathon begins.
¤ October 12 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.
¤ December 23 – The North Tower of the World Trade Center is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.