When I was 13, Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. I was staying at my grandmother's house that day and I remember it being on TV. 1977 had to best the BEST summer of all time by the way because Star Wars was out that year.
Yesterday, June 25, 2009 Michael Jackson died at age 50. It is on TV non-stop day and night. It is so weird. Maybe the only thing close is when Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997.