The Plane Crash that Claimed Three Rock Legends

The death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper in an Iowa cornfield became known as “The Day the Music Died” after the 1971 Don McLean song. (2:37)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'What forensics tell us about this odd plane crash
What forensics tell us about this odd plane crash (3:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption
Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption (3:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'This brave student captured the Mount St. Helens blast
This brave student captured the Mount St. Helens blast (2:07)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Germans turned trains into massive artillery in World War II
How Germans turned trains into massive artillery in World War II (2:34)
Preview thumbnail for video'This tiny pipe brought down this massive plane
This tiny pipe brought down this massive plane (3:48)
Preview thumbnail for video'A paratrooper’s perspective
A paratrooper’s perspective (1:59)
Preview thumbnail for video'One of the deadliest airplane hijackings
One of the deadliest airplane hijackings (3:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'The moon landing was the television event of the decade.
The moon landing was the television event of the decade. (2:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'The daring stunt that put bungee jumping on the map
The daring stunt that put bungee jumping on the map (2:52)