OCTOBER 2: The Daily Flashback
1920: The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates played the only triple-header in Major League Baseball history. The Reds won 2 of the 3 games.
1939: “Flying Home” was recorded by the Benny Goodman Sextet.
1950: “Peanuts,” the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers.
1955: “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” debuted on CBS-TV.
1959: “The Twilight Zone” debuted on CBS-TV.
1965: The Who made their debut on U.S. TV on the show “Shindig!”
1967: Thurgood Marshall was sworn in. He was the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1971: “Soul Train” made its debut, with guests Gladys Knight & the Pips, Eddie Kendricks and Honey Cone.
1976: On “Saturday Night Live,” John Belushi joined Joe Cocker onstage for “Feelin’ Alright.”
1979: The Police’s Regatta de Blanc was released, later earning the band their first Grammy Award.
1982: “Jack and Diane,” a little ditty about two American kids growin’ up in the heartland, hit No. 1, the first and only No. 1 for John Cougar, who later reverts to his real name, John Mellencamp.
1994: Stan Lynch played his last show with Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.
1995: Oasis’ (What’s the Story?) Morning Glory was released.
2000: Radiohead’s fourth album Kid A was released.
2002: 25 years after his death, Elvis Presley scored a No. 1 album in 17 countries – including the U.S. – when Elv1s 30 No. 1 Hits made its debut.
2003: The Del McCoury Band won top honors as Entertainers of the Year (for the eighth time) at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards in Louisville.
2010: On Season 7 of the British “The X Factor” TV show, One Direction perform as a group for the first time.
2012: The Mumford & Sons single “Babel” became the highest-selling debut single of the year, with 600,000 copies sold.
1869: Mahatma Gandhi
1879: Wallace Stevens
1890: Groucho Marx
1927: Leon Rausch
1932: Maury Wills
1945: Don McLean
1946: Jo-el Sonnier
1949: Richard Hell
1950: Mike Rutherford
1967: Gillian Welch
1998: Gene Autry
2001: Manny Albam
2014: Priscilla Coolidge
2017: Tom Petty