On this day: February 1

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST Jan 31, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 31, 2016 

The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.

OTD February 1 - David Stern
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1984: David Stern becomes NBA commissioner, succeeding Larry O'Brien. Stern, who joined the NBA in 1978 as general counsel and became the league's executive vice president in 1980, is credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s and 2000s. Stern stepped down as NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the day after beginning his tenure, and was replaced by his deputy, Adam Silver.


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