SEPTEMBER 12: The Daily Flashback
1609: English explorer Henry Hudson sailed on what is now known as the Hudson River.
1873: The first practical typewriter went on sale.
1928: Katharine Hepburn made her stage debut in the play The Czarina.
1953: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
1954: “Lassie” made its debut on CBS-TV.
1963: The last episode of “Leave It to Beaver” was aired on ABC-TV.
1966: “The Monkees” TV show premiered on NBC-TV.
1970: “Josie and the Pussycats,” the cartoon, debuted on CBS-TV.
1977: South African anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko died at age 30 while in police custody.
1984: Michael Jordan signed a seven-year contract to play basketball with the Chicago Bulls.
1987: Morrissey left The Smiths for a solo career.
1996: Jack Gillis married Meg White and took her last name.
1998: Lauryn Hill’s solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at No. 1 in the US.
2006: Justin Timberlake released his sophomore solo album, FutureSex: LoveSounds.
2007: Led Zeppelin announced a reunion concert, with 18,000 tickets priced at $255 each doled out in an online lottery. At least a million registrations come in for the show.
1888: Maurice Chevalier
1913: Jesse Owens
1924: Yma Sumac
1931: George Jones
1943: Maria Muldaur
1944: Barry White
1952: Neil Peart
1957: Hans Zimmer
1965: Norwood Fisher
1966: Ben Folds
1967: Louis C.K.
1974: Jennifer Nettles
1978: Ruben Studdard
1993: Kelsea Ballerini
2003: Johnny Cash
2007: Bobby Byrd
2013: Ray Dolby
2014: Joe Sample