OCTOBER 19: The Daily Flashback
1781: British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to U.S. General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia in what was to be the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
1937: The first issue of Woman’s Day was published.
1944: The play I Remember Mama opened on Broadway with Marlon Brando in his Broadway debut.
1958: Brenda Lee recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
1959: At the age of 12, Patty Duke made her Broadway debut in The Miracle Worker, which ran for 700 performances.
1969: U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters “an effete corps of impudent snobs.”
1970: Bob Dylan’s New Morning was released.
1977: In Greenville, South Carolina, Lynyrd Skynyrd played their last show before the plane crash that kills three of their members.
1979: Following a vicious legal battle with MCA Records, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ third album, Damn the Torpedoes, was released on the label’s new subsidiary, Backstreet Records.
1985: The Norwegian group a-ha hit No. 1 with “Take On Me.”
1998: Record producer George Martin retired from the music business.
2012: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were married in a secret ceremony in Italy.
1934: Dave Guard
1937: Peter Max
1944: Peter Tosh
1957: Karl Wallinger
1960: Jennifer Holliday
1969: Trey Parker
1986: Moses Asch
1988: Son House
1995: Don Cherry
1997: Glen Buxton
2013: Noel Harrison
2014: Raphael Ravenscroft