(Saturday, February 22, 1986) — “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Feb. 15/22, 1986). It was Houston’s second of 11 number one singles on the chart (1985-1995).
(Saturday, February 22, 1986) — “Life in a Northern Town” by The Dream Academy peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'STS-75 launch & landing (2-22-96)'
(Thursday, February 22, 1996, 3:18 p.m. EST/20:18:00 UTC) — The space shuttle Columbia blasted into orbit today on a mission to unreel a satellite on the end of a 12.8-mile tether. (The cord broke just before being extended to its full length.)
Video: 'THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FLORENCE BALLARD'
(Sunday, February 22, 1976, 10:05 a.m. EST) — Florence Ballard, who attained stardom as one of the original members of The Supremes singing trio but spent the last few years living on welfare, died today of a cardiac arrest. She was 32 years old. Continue reading Florence Ballard, original member of The Supremes, dies 40 years ago this hour (Feb 22 1976)