OCTOBER 22: The Daily Flashback
1797: Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump.
1836: Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.
1883: The Metropolitan Opera House held its grand opening in New York.
1917: Leopold Stokowski led the Philadelphia Orchestra in its first recording session.
1939: The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.
1950: The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record for a high score by defeating the Baltimore Colts 70-27.
1962: U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba.
1965: The Beatles’ “Yesterday” was the No. 1 single in the US, while the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” was No. 10.
1968: After orbiting the Earth 163 times, Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.
1969: Led Zeppelin’s album Led Zeppelin II was released in the United States.
1974: Kiss’ sophomore album, Hotter Than Hell, was released.
1975: Air Force Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was discharged after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads, “A gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.”
1976: Bob Seger’s ninth studio album, Night Moves, was released. It’s his first with the Silver Bullet Band.
1990: The band Mookie Blaylock, which later became Pearl Jam, made their stage debut at the Off Ramp in Seattle.
2003: In the middle of their first world tour and flush with fame from their debut album, Evanescence’s founder Ben Moody abruptly quit the band.
2012: Garth Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1811: Franz Liszt
1903: Curly Howard
1920: Timothy Leary
1925: Robert Rauschenberg
1942: Annette Funicello
1943: Catherine Deneuve
1945: Leslie West
1949: Stiv Bators
1960: Cris Kirkwood
1965: Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding)
1968: Shelby Lynne
1989: Ewan MacColl
2001: Rev. Howard Finster