On this day: February 1

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST Jan 31, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 31, 2015 

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 - Don Cornelius
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2012: TV host and producer Don Cornelius, best known as the creator of the dance and musical variety TV show "Soul Train," dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at the age of 75. Cornelius, who had also hosted the show himself from 1971 through 1993, had been suffering from seizures during the last 15 years of his life, a complication of a 21-hour brain operation he underwent in 1982 to correct a congenital deformity in his cerebral arteries.

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