This Day in Music History

17 Aug 1973

todayAugust 17, 2022

Background

Former Temptations singer Paul Williams was found dead in his car, after shooting himself. He owed $80 000 in taxes and his celebrity boutique business had failed.

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16 Aug 2009

Usain Bolt sets 100-meter dash world record On August 16, 2009, under the lights of Berlin’s Olympic Stadium at the World Championships, 22-year-old Usain Bolt strikes a lightning-bolt pose and grins before taking his mark. Then the Jamaican, already the fastest man in the world, shatters his own world record in the 100-meter dash, winning the event in 9.58 seconds. He becomes the first to run the event in less […]

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