NOVEMBER 28: The Daily Flashback

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1582: William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.
1922: Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public exhibition of skywriting, spelling out, “Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200,” over Times Square.
1925: “WSM Barn Dance” debuted on the Nashville radio station WSM. Two years later, the show was renamed “The Grand Ole Opry.”
1944: The MGM movie musical “Meet Me in St. Louis,” starring Judy Garland opened in New York.
1960: Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” hit No. 1 for the first of six weeks.
1963: President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.
1964: Willie Nelson made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
1966: The New Vaudeville Band’s “Winchester Cathedral” was certified gold.
1974: John Lennon joined Elton John at Madison Square Garden to sing “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” It was John Lennon’s last stage appearance.

1987: The “Dirty Dancing” hit “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” went to No. 1.
1989: Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci arrived in New York after escaping her homeland through Hungary.
1990: Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain.
1992: Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” a cover of a Dolly Parton song from 1974, went to No. 1.

BIRTHDAYS
1757: William Blake
1894: Brooks Atkinson
1917: Merle Travis
1929: Berry Gordy
1940: Bruce Channel
1943: Randy Newman
1945: R.B. Greaves
1949: Paul Shaffer
1950: Ed Harris
1965: Jon Stewart
1967: Anna Nicole Smith
1984: Trey Songz

1 Comment
  1. steven nover says

    Merle Travis is Nov. 17th

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