MAY 9: The Daily Flashback

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Steve Katz (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)
Happy 72nd birthday to Schenectady native Steve Katz (Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Blues Project)

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

1754: The Pennsylvania Gazette published the first newspaper cartoon in America.
1825: The Chatham Theatre, the first gas-lit theater in America, opened in New York City.
1946: The first hour-long entertainment TV show, “NBC’s Hour Glass,” premiered.
1958: “Vertigo,” American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, was released.
1962: The Beatles signed their first contract with EMI Parlophone.
1978: Ain’t Misbehavin’ opened at Longacre Theater in NYC, the first of 1604 performances.
1990: Sinead O’Connor refused to perform on “Saturday Night Live” after Andrew Dice Clay was named as host.
1992: The final episode of “Golden Girls” aired on NBC-TV.
1994: Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa’s first black president.
1998: Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page were musical guests on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” performing their collaboration “Come With Me.”
2005: The Huffington Post was launched.

BIRTHDAYS
1860: Sir James Barrie
1914: Hank Snow
1933: Lloyd Price
1942: Tommy Roe
1944: Richie Furay
1945: Steve Katz
1946: Clint Holmes
1949: Billy Joel
1955: Anne-Sofie von Otter
1962: Dave Gahan
1970: Ghostface Killah
1979: Rosario Dawson

DEATHS
1957: Ezio Pinza
2004: Alan King
2010: Lena Horne

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