Today in 2008, NASA announced that "Across the Universe" by The Beatles was to become the first song ever to be beamed directly into space.
Also, Today In:
1963 - 17 year-old Neil Young performed his first professional date at a country club in Winnipeg.
1964 - The Beatles started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with "I Want To Hold Your Hand."
1997 - Blur went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Beetlebum." The song's title is said to be a stab at Liam Gallagher, lead singer of Oasis, for his over-idolisation of The Beatles.
1997 - Boy George was beaten up by two bouncers after trying to jump the queue outside The Ministry Of Sound in London where George had been a guest DJ.
Antoine Patton, Big Boi of Outkast, is 38 today.
Patrick Wilson, drummer for Weezer, is 44 today.
Rick James was born today in 1948.
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