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.
1973: U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to a federal income tax evasion charge. He had originally faced charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery and conspiracy stemming from alleged bribes he took while holding office as Baltimore County executive, Maryland governor, and vice president. Agnew is the only vice president in United States history to resign because of criminal charges. Nixon would replace him by appointing then House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford to the office of vice president.