AUGUST 30: The Daily Flashback
1806: New York City’s second daily newspaper, The Daily Advertiser, was published for the last time.
1905: Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers.
1956: In Louisianna, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened.
1965: Bob Dylan’s album Highway 61 Revisited was released.
1968 – The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo album was released.
1970: Jimi Hendrix rocked the Isle of Wight Festival in his last British concert appearance.
1971: The Beach Boys’ Surf’s Up was released.
1983: The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.
1984: The space shuttle Discovery lifted off for the first time, deploying three communications satellites.
1993: “The Late Show with David Letterman” premiered on CBS-TV with Billy Joel as the first musical guest.
2004: Björk’s Medúlla, an album made up almost entirely of human voices, was released.
1797: Mary Shelley
1918: Ted Williams
1919: Kitty Wells
1935: John Phillips
1939: John Peel
1943: Robert Crumb
1947: Peggy Lipton
1963: Michael Chiklis
1989: Bebe Rexha
1995: Sterling Morrison