On this day: February 1

Published On: Feb 01 2013 12:51:36 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.

OTD February 1 - Heather O'Rourke
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1988: Actress Heather O'Rourke, best known for her role as Carol Anne Freeling, the little girl abducted by ghosts in the 1982 horror film "Poltergeist," dies at the age of 12 of cardiac arrest and septic shock caused by a misdiagnosed intestinal stenosis. O'Rourke also reprised her role in the second and third "Poltergeist" films and also had a recurring role on the sitcom "Happy Days."

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