FEBRUARY 14: The Daily Flashback
1876: Alexander Graham Bell filed an application for a patent for the telephone.
1895: Oscar Wilde’s final play, The Importance of Being Earnest, had its premiere at the St. James’ Theatre in London.
1932: The U.S. won the first bobsled competition at the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid.
1964: The Dave Clark Five’s single “Bits And Pieces” was released.
1967: Aretha Franklin recorded her song “Respect” in New York.
1970: After failing to get a suitable recording during their US tour, The Who played a standout show to 2,000 boisterous fans at Leeds University in England that became their classic album Live at Leeds.
1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a week-long stay as co-hosts on “The Mike Douglas Show.”
1974: The Captain & Tennille were married.
1977: The B-52s performed for the first time in Athens, Georgia
1979: Cathy’s Waffle Store opened on Lark Street in Albany.
1981: Billy Idol left Generation X for a solo career.
1985: Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut album was released.
1991: Boyz II Men’s debut album, CooleyHighharmony, was released.
2005: The video-sharing website YouTube was activated.
1894: Jack Benny
1934: Merl Saunders
1937: Magic Sam
1943: Eric Andersen
1943: Maceo Parker
1947: Tim Buckley
1951: Michael Doucet
1953: Richard Lainhart
1959: Renée Fleming
1960: Jim Kelly
1972: Rob Thomas
1988: Frederick Loewe
1999: Buddy Knox
2009: Louis Bellson
2011: George Shearing
2012: Dory Previn