AUGUST 6: The Daily Flashback
1890: Pitcher Cy Young won his first major league baseball game. He would accumulate 511 in his career.
1940: Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records to $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.
1945: The American B-29 bomber known as Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named “Little Boy” was dropped over the center of Hiroshima at 8:16am Japanese time. An estimated 140,000 people were killed.
1952: At age 46, Satchel Paige became the oldest pitcher to complete a major league baseball game.
1955: Elvis Presley’s “Mystery Train” was released as the B-side of “I Forgot to Remember to Forget.”
1960: Chubby Checker performed “The Twist” on American television for the first time on “American Bandstand.”
1964: Rod Stewart appeared on television for the first time when his group the Hoochie Coochie Men perform on the BBC show “The Beat Room.”
1965: The Voting Rights Act was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1980: John Lennon & Yoko Ono began recording their album Double Fantasy.
1981: Stevie Nicks released her solo album debut, Bella Donna.
1982: Alan Parker’s film “Pink Floyd-The Wall” had its U.S. premiere in New York City.
1988: “Yo! MTV Raps” premiered on MTV with Run-DMC hosting the pilot episode.
1996: At the Palace in Hollywood, The Ramones played their final concert.
2015: Hamilton, the hip-hop-infused musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre six months after a sold-out Off-Broadway debut.
1928: Andy Warhol
1946: Allan Holdsworth
1972: Geri Halliwell
2004: Rick James
2012: Marvin Hamlisch