On this day: January 4

POSTED: 3:04 PM PST January 3, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST January 3, 2015 

Billboard publishes its first music chart, Sputnik falls to Earth, The Beatles record together for the last time, and Nancy Pelosi becomes the first female speaker of the House, all on this day.

OTD January 4 - Gerry Rafferty
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2011: Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, best known for his solo hits "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line," and, with the band Stealers Wheel, "Stuck in the Middle with You," dies of liver failure at age 63 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.


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