Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.
1981: MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. The first hour also featured videos by Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, The Who, Cliff Richard, The Pretenders, Todd Rundgren, Styx, Split Enz and .38 Special.
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