Back In The Day. Where they the good ol' days or just the daze.

1788 - The first British people showed up on AUSTRALIA to start a colony.

1943 - To reduce bakeries' insatiable demand for metal replacement parts during World War 2, a WARTIME BAN ON THE SALE OF PRE-SLICED BREAD in the United States went into effect.

(--From then on, only WHOLE LOAVES were sold until the end of World War 2.)

1948 - GHANDI broke his 121-HOUR FAST after halting Muslim-Hindu riots. He was assassinated 12 days later.

1952 - CURLY from THE THREE STOOGES died of a stroke at the age of 49.

1973 - PINK FLOYD finished recording their masterpiece,

"Dark Side of the Moon", which would become the longest-charting album in "Billboard" history. It spent 591 STRAIGHT WEEKS on the charts.

(--Since its release in March of 1973, "Dark Side of the Moon" has sold over 45 million copies worldwide and still moves over 250,000 copies each year!!!)

1975 - "The Jeffersons" debuted on CBS. (--It lasted 11 seasons, until 1985.)

1976 - The PITTSBURGH STEELERS beat the DALLAS COWBOYS, 21-to-17, in SUPER BOWL 10.

(--Pittsburgh's LYNN SWANN was named MVP after setting a Super Bowl record with 161 receiving yards . . . including several juggling acrobatic-type catches and a 64-yard touchdown pass from TERRY BRADSHAW.)

1978 - NEIL SEDAKA received a star on the Hollywood Walk

of Fame!!!

1980 - STUDIO 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were each sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for tax evasion, and fined $20,000.

(--Ian Schrager now owns a line of massively successful upscale hotels. Steve Rubell died of AIDS in 1989 )

1985 - JERRY GARCIA was arrested in Golden Gate Park while free-basing drugs in his car.

1990 - Washington, D.C., Mayor MARION BARRY was arrested in a drug enforcement sting operation after he was video-taped smoking crack.

1993 - The MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. holiday was FINALLY celebrated in all 50 states, when South Carolina finally recognized it.

1996 - LISA MARIE PRESLEY filed for divorce from MICHAEL JACKSON after 20 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. !

1998 - "Titanic" won four Golden Globes, including Best Drama and Best Director for JAMES CAMERON. Also at the awards, "Ally McBeal" beat "Seinfeld" as Best TV Comedy.