SEPTEMBER 24: The Daily Flashback

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1934: Babe Ruth played his last game as a New York Yankee.
1957: The movie “Mister Rock and Roll,” starring disc jockey Alan Freed, premiered in America, featuring performances by Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and Brook Benton.
1958: “The Donna Reed Show,” starring Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen, debuted on ABC-TV.
1961: “The Bullwinkle Show” premiered in prime time on NBC-TV. The show was originally broadcast on ABC-TV in the afternoons as “Rocky and His Friends.”
1964: The Supremes made their national TV debut, performing “Where Did Our Love Go” on “The Steve Allen Show.”
1968: “The Mod Squad” premiered on ABC-TV.
1970: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ “Tears of a Clown” was released.
1977: Barely a month after his untimely death, the first national Elvis Presley convention took place in Memphis.
1982: Prince’s “1999” single was released.
1988: Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” became the first a cappella song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1989: Bob Dylan played flute and recorder at the “L’Chaim: To Life!” telethon, backing up the band Chopped Liver featuring his son-in-law Peter Himmelman.
1991: Nirvana’s breakthrough album “Nevermind” was released.
1998: Elvis Presley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2007: “The Big Bang Theory” premiered on CBS-TV.

BIRTHDAYS
1896: F. Scott Fitzgerald
1931: Anthony Newley
1936: Jim Henson
1941: Linda McCartney
1942: Gerry Marsden
1948: Phil Hartman

DEATHS
1978: Ruth Etting
2002: Tim Rose

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