SEPTEMBER 26: The Daily Flashback
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk
1789: Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s first Secretary of State.
1908: Ed Eulbach of the Chicago Cubs became the first baseball player to pitch both games of a doubleheader and win both with shutouts.
1957: The musical West Side Story premiered at the Winter Garden Theatre.
1960: The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago.
1962: “The Beverly Hillbillies” premiered on CBS-TV.
1964: Roy Orbison’s “(Oh) Pretty Woman” hit No. 1 for the first of three weeks.
1969: In San Francisco, concert promoter Bill Graham opened the Fillmore West, a West Coast version of his popular New York rock ballroom.
1975: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” premiered in Westwood, California.
1984: The Prince single “Purple Rain” was released.
1990: The Motion Picture Association of America announced that it had created a new rating – NC17 – to prevent moviegoers under the age of 17 from seeing certain films.
1998: MTV Russia debuted. The first video shown on the network was Mumiy Troll’s “Vladivostok 2000.”
2014: Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke released his sophomore solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, for just $6 on the peer-to-peer file-sharing platform BitTorrent.
1888: T.S. Eliot
1898: George Gershwin
1914: Jack LaLanne
1925: Marty Robbins
1926: Julie London
1939: Donna Douglas
1941: David Frizzell
1945: Bryan Ferry
1947: Lynn Anderson
1948: Olivia Newton-John
1954: Cesar Rosas
1955: Carlene Carter
1962: Tracey Thorn
1973: Nicholas Payton
1981: Serena Williams
1937: Bessie Smith
2003: Robert Palmer