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 - Louie Louie
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1964: Word leaks out that Indiana Gov. Matthew Welsh has banned the song "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen as pornographic. Welsh actually had requested that the Indiana Broadcasters Association ban the song, then sitting at No. 6 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, from airplay on all radio stations in the state. The growing controversy around the song's garbled and unintelligible lyrics would spur its publisher to eventually offer a $1,000 reward to anybody who could prove it contained obscene lyrics and cause the FBI to investigate the song.


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