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Mar 11, 1997: Paul McCartney Knighted

On this day in 1997, Paul McCartney, a former member of the most successful rock band in history, The Beatles, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his “services to music.” The 54-year-old lad from Liverpool became Sir Paul in

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Mar 9, 1997: Rapper Notorious B.I.G. is Killed in Los Angeles

Christopher Wallace, a.k.a Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G., is shot to death at a stoplight in Los Angeles. The murder was thought to be the culmination of an ongoing feud between rap music artists from the East and West

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Feb 23, 1997: Schindler’s List Shown Uncut on Network Television

On this day in 1997, an estimated 65 million people tune in to watch all or part of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Holocaust drama Schindler’s List on the NBC television network. Starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley, Schindler’s List

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Jan 16, 1997: Entertainer Bill Cosby’s Son Murdered Along CA Interstate

On this day in 1997, comedian and TV star Bill Cosby’s 27-year-old son Ennis Cosby is murdered after he stops to fix a flat tire along California’s Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. The 405, which runs some 70 miles from

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Dec 19, 1997: Titanic Sails Into Theaters

On this day in 1997, director James Cameron’s epic drama Titanic, the story of the real-life luxury ocean liner that struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers

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