1967 The Monkees release Headquarters, proving they're more than a group of actors who just play a band on TV. Although it's their third album, it's the first that allows them creative control over songwriting and performing without relying on session musicians. The album goes to #1 on the Billboard 200.
1954 Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) has his bar mitzvah in Hibbing, Minnesota.
2015 Jana Kramer marries former NFL player Mike Caussin.
2011 Donald Trump names John Rich of Big & Rich winner of The Celebrity Apprentice, Season 11.
2011 Joseph Brooks, who wrote the title hit to the 1977 film You Light Up My Life, commits suicide at age 73 while awaiting a rape trial. He was accused of committing a series of rapes by luring aspiring actresses to his apartment under the guise of conducting movie auditions.
2010 Alanis Morissette marries the rapper Souleye (Mario Treadway). They have their first child seven months later.
2009 Meg White marries guitarist Jackson Smith, son of Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith, in the backyard of her former husband (and White Stripes bandmate), Jack White, in Nashville. The ceremony is a double wedding, with the Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence marrying his photographer girlfriend Jo McCaughey.
2007 Joey Fatone of 'N Sync comes in second to Apolo Anton Ohno on Dancing With The Stars.
2006 Mary Wilson (of The Supremes) has heart bypass surgery.
1996 Mission: Impossible, starring Tom Cruise as superspy Ethan Hunt, debuts in theaters. A reboot of the classic '60s TV series, it features a hit electronic reimagining of Lalo Schifrin's iconic "Burning Fuse" theme from U2's Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.
1972 The Guess Who record their Live At The Paramount album in Seattle, Washington.
1968 Cream's Disraeli Gears is certified gold.
1967 Dan Roberts (bass guitarist for Crash Test Dummies) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
ABC airs live remakes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, two shows with iconic theme songs. Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei (as Archie and Edith Bunker) sing "Those Were The Days," the All in the Family theme; Jennifer Hudson does "Movin' On Up," The Jeffersons theme.
The broadcast follows the trend of networks airing live musicals. In this case old episodes of each show are re-created by new cast members. Both shows were created by Norman Lear and broke boundaries for their unflinching portrayal of characters who could be bigoted but also endearing. Both have famous theme songs that earn a revival, becoming the top-trending songs on Songfacts.
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