DECEMBER 14: The Daily Flashback

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1901: The London Royal Aquarium played host to the first table tennis tournament.
1911: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole.
1963: “I Want To Hold Your Hand” replaced “She Loves You” at No. 1 on the UK singles chart.
1966: The Elvis Presley movie “Spinout” premiered.
1968: Motown Records acts hold the top three spots on the Hot 100: 1) “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye; 2) “Love Child” by The Supremes; 3) “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder.
1977: The film “Saturday Night Fever” premiered in New York City.
1978: Billy Joel played Madison Square Garden for the first time,
1984: Howard Cosell retired from the NFL’s “Monday Night Football.”
1987: Dinosaur, Jr.’s You’re Living All Over Me was released.
1991: Michael Jackson’s Dangerous debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s pop albums chart.
1992: At age 55, Merle Haggard filed for bankruptcy due to tax problems. He sold the copyrights to many of his songs to pay off the debt.
1995: Little Richard, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are among the performers honoring Frank Sinatra on the TV special “Sinatra: 80 Years My Way.”
1999: Paul McCartney played a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was the first time that McCartney had played at the club since 1963. Joining him are Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice.

BIRTHDAYS
1503: Nostradamus
1911: Spike Jones
1916: Shirley Jackson
1920: Clark Terry
1932: Charlie Rich
1946: Patty Duke
1949: Bill Buckner
1958: Mike Scott
1988: Vanessa Hudgens
1992: Tori Kelly

DEATHS
1799: George Washington
1963: Dinah Washington
2011: Billie Jo Spears

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