OCTOBER 23: The Daily Flashback

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1915: In Kellerton, Iowa, the first U.S. championship horseshoe tourney was held.
1929: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged, starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression.
1930: In Chattanooga, J.K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament.
1946: The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.
1966: In their first concert featuring Jimmy Page on guitar, The Yardbirds played San Francisco’s Fillmore West.
1972: The musical Pippin premiered at the Imperial Theater on Broadway.
1976: Led Zeppelin, who avoid TV appearances because of sound problems, appeared on American television for the first time when they play “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.”
1978: CBS Records raised the price of big-name vinyl records by one dollar to $8.98.
1995: Former Selena fan club president Yolanda Saldivar was convicted of murdering the Tejano star outside a Texas motel on March 31, 1995. The jury deliberated only 2 1/2 hours before handing down their guilty verdict.
2001: Apple Computers publicly announced its portable music digital player called the iPod.

2002: Johnnie Johnson, Chuck Berry’s longtime pianist, lost his lawsuit against Berry in which he claims he co-wrote many of the rock pioneer’s hits.
2005: In Chicago, Lou Rawls gave his last performance when he performed the national anthem to start Game Two of the World Series.
2010: Katy Perry and Russell Brand were married in Rajasthan, India.

BIRTHDAYS
1923: Ned Rorem
1925: Johnny Carson
1927: Sonny Criss
1930: Boozoo Chavis
1940: Ellie Greenwich
1953: Pauline Black
1956: Dwight Yoakam
1959: “Weird Al” Yankovic
1962: Doug Flutie
1964: Robert Trujillo

DEATHS
1950: Al Jolson
1978: Mother Maybelle Carter
1986: Esquerita
2002: Adolph Green

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