JUNE 7: The Daily Flashback

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1892: John Joseph Doyle became the first pinch-hitter in baseball.
1909: Mary Pickford made her motion picture debut in “The Violin Maker of Cremona.”
1958: The movie “High School Confidential,” featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, opened.
1963: The Rolling Stones’ first record, “Come On,” was released, and the band made their British TV debut on “Thank Your Lucky Stars.”
1969: “The Johnny Cash Show” made its debut on CBS-TV, with Bob Dylan appearing on the first show.
1972: After playing off-Broadway for four months, the musical Grease opened on Broadway.
1975: Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy became the first album to debut at No. 1 in the US.
1976: “The NBC Nightly News” with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, aired for the first time.
1982: Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion in Memphis opened as a tourist attraction.
1984: The film “Ghostbusters” was released.
1993: Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (The Artist).
2000: The “Prince: A Celebration” party began at Paisley Park Studios. The week-long event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name “Prince” after a seven-year battle with Warner Brothers.
2014: In Arlington, Texas, about 105,000 people attended George Strait’s final concert at AT&T stadium, setting a record for the largest crowd for an indoor concert in North American history.

BIRTHDAYS
1848: Paul Gauguin
1917: Dean Martin
1928: Charles Strouse
1940: Tom Jones
1943: Nikki Giovanni
1944: Clarence White
1953: Johnny Clegg
1956: L.A. Reid
1958: Prince
1967: Dave Navarro
1978: Bill Hader
1990: Iggy Azalea

DEATHS
2012: Bob Welch

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