MAY 14: The Daily Flashback

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David Byrne
Happy birthday, David Byrne

Photograph by Martin Benjamin

1897: At a ceremony where a statue of George Washington was unveiled, John Phillip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” was performed for the first time.
1951: “The Ernie Kovacs Show” debuted on NBC-TV.
1956: The Platters released their self-titled debut album on Mecury Records.
1973: The final episode of Rowan & Martin’s “Laugh-In” was broadcast on NBC-TV.
1998. After nine years on NBC-TV, the final episode of “Seinfeld” aired.

BIRTHDAYS
1727: Thomas Gainsborough
1898: Zutty Singleton
1917: Lou Harrison
1936: Bobby Darin
1943: Jack Bruce

1944: George Lucas
1945: Gene Cornish
1952: David Byrne
1962: Ian Astbury
1969: Cate Blanchett
1971: Sofia Coppola
1983: Amber Tamblyn
1984: Mark Zuckerberg

DEATHS
1886: Emily Dickinson
1959: Sidney Bechet
1976: Keith Relf
1998: Frank Sinatra
2015: B.B. King

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