Thirty-three years ago yesterday, MTV was launched, and this was the first song they played. Slightly over a decade later, MTV killed the music video until it was miraculously revived last month.
Also, 42 years ago yesterday, George W. Bush, son of former U.S. Congressman George H. W. Bush, was suspended from flying with the so-called "Champagne Unit" of the Texas Air National Guard after failing to show up for his annual medical exam. Must have been some pretty important reason to make him give up such a sweet gig.