It's a new year. And as we look forward, we also look back.

Anniversaries — what happened 10, 20, 30, 100 years ago — are a good way to gauge where we are now, and where we've been.

Hard to believe there was ever a time when Star Wars, Sgt. Pepper, Harry Potter or jazz were new. But they were. And not so long ago, either.

As KGW turns 60, (the same age as Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road') here are 17 pop culture icons having big birthdays in 2017.