12/5/18: The Daily Flashback
1782: The first native U.S. president, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook.
1933: Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1955: The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO.
1965: The Beatles played in their hometown of Liverpool for the last time.
1968: Graham Nash quit The Hollies.
1969: The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed was released.
1981: Black Flag’s debut album, Damaged, was released.
2003: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were married.
2008: The musical biopic, “Cadillac Records,” premiered in U.S. theaters, with Beyoncé in a starring role as soul legend Etta James.
1901: Walt Disney
1906: Otto Preminger
1932: Little Richard
1934: Joan Didion
1935: Calvin Trillin
1936: Chad Mitchell
1938: J.J. Cale
1946: Andy Kim
1947: Jim Messina
1965: John Rzeznick
1967: Gary Allan
1968: Margaret Cho
1791: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1993: Doug Hopkins
2012: Dave Brubeck
2017: Johnny Hallyday