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.
1948: Singer-songwriter Rick James, who popularized funk music in the late 1970s and early 1980s thanks to hits such as "You and I," "Give It to Me Baby" and "Super Freak," is born in Buffalo, N.Y. He died of heart failure at age 56 on Aug. 6, 2004.
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