In the capsule today…
We find Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious dead at age 21.
We find the debut of a 24 hours a day cable sports channel, the Entertainment Sports Programming Network, known as ESPN.
And we find a song on the radio by The Bee Gees. Barry Gibb wanted a thunderclap sound in the mix for "Tragedy," so he cupped his hands over a microphone and made the explosion noise with his mouth.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1979!