Was the newly received alien radio signal (*See last post*) predestined to be announced today?
On this day in 1969:
Science-fiction television series Star Trek airs its last episode on this day. Although Star Trek ran for only three years (starting in 1966) and never placed better than No. 52 in the ratings, the show, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, became a cult classic and spawned four television series and nine movies.
And on this day in 1995:
On this day, Michael Jackson's newly released single, "You Are Not Alone," enters Billboard's Hot 100 in the No.1 spot, the first song in history to debut at the top of the chart. His 13th No. 1 hit single, the song made Jackson the No. 3 all-time chart-topper, behind the Beatles (with 20 No. 1 hits) and Elvis Presley (with 17).
And finally, today is the birthday for astronaut/teacher Christa McAuliffe and excellent adventurer/time traveller Keanu Reeves.