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Dick Clark

1929

Dick Clark was born.

1952

Dick Clark starts hosting "Caravan of Music" on WFIL in Philadelphia

1956

Dick Clark takes over as host on WFIL TV affiliate program "Bandstand"

1957

"Bandstand" – later re-titled as "American Bandstand" – is picked up for national distribution by ABC

1993

Dick Clark is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer

2012

Dick Clark dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California. He is 82 years old.