JANUARY 9: The Daily Flashback

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1902: New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public.
1937: The first issue of Look magazine went on sale on newstands.
1951: The United Nations headquarters officially opened in New York City.
1960: Patsy Cline became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
1961: Eugene Ionesco’s classic play, Rhinoceros, opened on Broadway.
1962: Sam Cooke’s “Twistin’ the Night Away” was released.
1963: Charlie Watts joined the Rolling Stones, replacing Tony Chapman as their drummer.
1976: Graham Parker signed his first recording contract.
1979: A benefit concert called A Gift of Song was held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The performers were Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire.
1984: Wendy’s classic “Where’s the Beef?” TV commercial campaign was launched, making Clara Peller something of a star.

2004: Miley Cyrus made her movie debut in Tim Burton’s “Big Fish,” playing 8-year-old Ruthie. She’s credited as “Destiny Cyrus.”
2006: The Phantom of the Opera became the longest-running Broadway show with its 7,486th performance at the Majestic Theater, breaking the record held by Cats, another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
2007: Steve Jobs announced the first generation iPhone.

BIRTHDAYS
1904: George Balanchine
1941: Joan Baez
1943: Scott Walker
1944: Jimmy Page
1950: David Johansen
1951: Crystal Gayle
1967: Dave Matthews
1978: A.J. McLean

DEATHS
1981: Cozy Cole

1 Comment
  1. Fred says

    The late great Popsy Dixon, singer-drummer extraordinaire of The Holmes Brothers passed away on this day in 2015.

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