Two things happened twenty years ago today.
1. Sgt Pepper taught the band to play.
(Jesus, how high were these guys?!)
2. The Soviet Union broke up.
I remember sitting on my grandparents' couch on Boxing Day, 1991 and watching the evening news that night after a family gathering. I just couldn't believe this big, huge, indestructible thing could just... end. Amazing.
The Current had a really interesting retrospective on it today. Definitely worth a listen.