MARCH 30: The Daily Flashback

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1939: The comic book “Detective Comics #27” appeared on newstands, introducing Batman.
1957: “Party Doll” hit the No. 1 spot on the US Singles Chart, making Buddy Knox the first artist in the Rock and Roll era to write his own No. 1 hit.
1958: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave its debut performance.
1963: Lesley Gore recorded “It’s My Party.”
1964: “Jeopardy” debuted on NBC-TV.
1966: Barbra Streisand’s “Color Me Barbra” special aired on CBS-TV.
1967: The cover of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was staged and photographed at Chelsea Manor Studios in London..
1974: The Ramones performed in front of an audience for the first time.
1976: In London, the Sex Pistols played their first show at the 100 Club.
1987: Prince released his ninth album, Sign o’ the Times.
1989: In Las Vegas, Gladys Knight performed without the Pips for the first time since grammar school.
1993: In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown hit his first home run.

BIRTHDAYS
1853: Vincent Van Gogh
1913: Frankie Laine
1930: Rolf Harris
1940: Astrud Gilberto
1941: Graeme Edge
1945: Eric Clapton
1948: Jim Dandy Mangrum
1954: Lene Lovich
1963: M.C. Hammer
1964: Tracy Chapman
1968: Celine Dion
1979: Norah Jones

DEATHS
2004: Timi Yuro
2008: Sean Levert
2013: Phil Ramone

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