On this day: January 10

Posted: 1:35 PM EST Jan 09, 2013   Updated: 12:59 AM EST Jan 11, 2016

Caesar crosses the Rubicon, the London Underground opens, RCA introduces the 45 rpm single, The Beatles' first U.S. record is released, and Wendy's asks "Where's the Beef?," all on this day.

OTD January 10 - David Bowie
1 / 46
Jo Hale/Getty Images

2015: Rock musician and actor David Bowie, a major figure for more than four decades in the world of popular music, dies of cancer at age 69. Some of Bowie's hit songs included "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Golden Years," "Let's Dance" and "China Girl." He also appeared in movies such as "The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Labyrinth" and "The Last Temptation of Christ." His surprise death following an 18-month battle with cancer came two days after his last album, "Blackstar," was released on his 69th birthday.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • 2016 DNC Philadelphia

    Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    DNC 2016: Convention Speakers

    A mix of high-profile politicians and community activists are scheduled to speak during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

On this Day

  • Apollo 11 splashdown

    NASA

    On this day: July 24

    An aviation pioneer is born, a lost city is rediscovered, a famous comedy duo performs together for the first time, George Brett flips out, and Apollo 11 splashes down, all on this day.