The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations," a rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.
1979: Future Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky makes his NHL debut at the age of 18. Gretzky and his Edmonton Oilers lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, however Gretzky picked up his first-ever NHL point, an assist, on Kevin Lowe's goal midway through the first period. Gretzky would end his first year in the league by scoring 137 points and winning the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player.
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