MAY 11: The Daily Flashback

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1924: Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Robert Frost.
1927: Louis B. Mayer formed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
1950: In Paris, Eugene Ionesco’s first play “La Cantatrice Chauve” (The Bald Soprano ) premiered.
1957: Buddy Holly & the Crickets auditioned for “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts”… and were rejected.
1965: The Byrds made their TV debut with “Mr. Tambourine Man” on NBC-TV’s “Hullabaloo.”
1968: Richard Harris’ recording of Jimmy Webb’s “MacArthur Park” was released.
1969: The British comedy troupe Monty Python formed, featuring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
1970: The triple album Woodstock soundtrack was released on Cotillion Records.
1972: The San Francisco Giants traded Willie Mays to the New York Mets.
1976: The final episode of “Marcus Welby, MD” was broadcast on ABC-TV.
1981: In London, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats” premiered.
1997: World chess champion Garry Kasparov lost his first multi-game match… to IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue, marking the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion player.

BIRTHDAYS
1885: King Oliver
1888: Irving Berlin
1894: Martha Graham
1904: Salvador Dali
1912: Phil Silvers
1914: Doodles Weaver
1927: Mort Sahl
1938: Carla Bley
1941: Eric Burdon
1947: Butch Trucks
1959: Martha Quinn

DEATHS
1970: Johnny Hodges
1979: Lester Flatt
1981: Bob Marley
1996: Walter Hyatt
2001: Douglas Adams
2003: Noel Redding
2006: Floyd Patterson

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