NOVEMBER 5: The Daily Flashback

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1605: The Gunpowder Plot attempted by Guy Fawkes failed when he was captured before he could blow up the English Parliament.
1872: In the U.S., Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the presidential election. She never paid the fine.
1935: The game “Monopoly” was introduced by Parker Brothers Company.
1940: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office.
1959: The American Football League was formed.
1966: The Monkees’ “Last Train to Clarksville” hit No. 1.
1971: After Elvis Presley’s concert at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, announcer Al Dvorin told the crowd, “Elvis has left the building.”
1979: Mick Jagger officially divorced his first wife, Bianca.
1982: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys parted ways on the orders of Wilson’s new psychiatrist and caretaker, Dr. Eugene Landy.
1988: The Beach Boys, who haven’t had a No. 1 hit since “Good Vibrations” in 1966, topped the charts with the Brian Wilson-less “Kokomo,” used in the movie “Cocktail.” It’s the longest gap between No. 1 hits for any artist.
1994: George Foreman, 45, became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas.
1999: Van Halen announced that lead singer Gary Cherone was leaving the band.
2002: Justin Timberlake released his debut solo album, Justified.
2005: Beach Boys singer Mike Love sued the group’s mastermind Brian Wilson, whom Love claimed was “shamelessly misappropriating Mike Love’s songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark” in promotion for his album Smile.

BIRTHDAYS
1911: Roy Rogers
1913: Vivien Leigh
1919: Myron Floren
1931: Ike Turner
1936: Billy Sherrill
1940: Elke Sommer
1941: Art Garfunkel
1943: Sam Shepard
1946: Gram Parsons
1947: Peter Noone
1948: Peter Hammill
1959: Bryan Adams
1960: Tilda Swinton
1965: Angelo Moore
1971: Jonny Greenwood
1974: Ryan Adams

DEATHS
1942: George M. Cohan
1960: Johnny Horton
1977: Guy Lombardo
1989: Vladimir Horowitz
1996: Eddie Harris
2000: Jimmie Davis
2003: Bobby Hatfield
2005: Link Wray

1 Comment
  1. ToastWRPI says

    11/5/1987 – Dag Nasty played the VFW Hall in Albany
    11/5/1988 – Jimmy Page played the RPI Houston Fieldhouse in Troy
    11/5/1991 – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins & Pearl Jam played the RPI Houston Fieldhouse in Troy

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