Last week, we told you about how several kids had no clue that the Titanic's doomed voyage actually happened. Yesterday, we were hit with more sad news, first Dick Clark's death at the age of 82, and then the unfortunate revelation that people had no idea who he was.

Similar tweets followed, and they were met with backlash, hologram jokes, and backlash to the hologram jokes. For those who don't know, Dick Clark was an American radio and television personality. He was best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve live from Times Square every year.

Plenty of today's shows, from American Idol, X-Factor and The Voice, all owe something to Dick Clark. Anyone who watches those shows religiously should recognize.

[via LAist]

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