This Day in History

Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host who introduced America to rock ‘n’ roll through “American Bandstand,” and rang in the New Year for millions with “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” passed away on April 18, 2012. Clark’s career spanned decades, making him a household name and earning him the moniker “America’s oldest teenager.” His legacy is one of music, celebration, and the incredible ability to connect with audiences across generations, shaping American pop culture in the process.