JULY 17: The Daily Flashback
1941: The longest hitting streak in baseball history ended when the Cleveland Indians pitchers held New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio hitless for the first time in 57 games.
1954: The first Newport Jazz Festival was held at the Newport Casino, in Rhode Island.
1955: Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.
1965: James Brown released “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.”
1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their eighth and final concert opening for The Monkees at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York.
1968: The feature-length Beatles cartoon, “Yellow Submarine,” premiered at the London Pavilion.
1975: An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
1979: Gary Moore left Thin Lizzy in mid-tour and was replaced by Midge Ure.
1991: Fourteen years after the deadly crash of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Baton Rouge-bound aircraft, the surviving members of the band, reunited under the name “Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991,” return to the Louisiana city to kick off a new tour. Shirts sold for the event read, “Baton Rouge! After 14 years! We’re finally here…”
1996: The Smashing Pumpkins fired Jimmy Chamberlin less than a week after Chambelin was arrested on a drug charge and Jonathan Melvoin died of a heroin overdose.
1997: After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores.
1917: Phyllis Diller
1932: Vince Guaraldi
1935: Peter Schickele aka (P.D.Q. Bach)
1936: Nick Brignola
1939: Spencer Davis
1948: Ron Asheton
1949: Geezer Butler
1950: Phoebe Snow
1952: Nicolette Larson
1963: Regina Belle
1976: Luke Bryan
1959: Billie Holiday
1967: John Coltrane
1996: Chas Chandler
2008: Gordon Waller