OCTOBER 24: The Daily Flashback
1795: The country of Poland was divided up between Austria, Prussia and Russia.
1836: Alonzo D. Phillips received a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match.
1901: 63-year-old daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel.
1929: In the U.S., investors dumped more than 13 million shares on the stock market. The day is known as “Black Tuesday.”
1939: In Wilmington, Delaware, nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time.
1949: The cornerstone for the United Nations Headquarters was laid in New York City.
1962: In the thick of the Cuban Missile Crisis, James Brown recorded his electrifying stage show for the album Live at the Apollo.
1963: Bob Dylan recorded “The Times They Are A Changin’.”
1964: The T.A.M.I. Show (Teenage Music International Show) is held in Santa Barbara, California, featuring Chuck Berry, The Supremes, the Beach Boys, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, the Rolling Stones, The Miracles, Jan & Dean, Lesley Gore and Gerry & The Pacemakers. The concert was released as a movie later in 1964.
1971: Don McLean’s album, American Pie, was released.
1974: In London, the rock film “Stardust” premiered, starring David Essex.
1978: In Toronto, Keith Richards pled guilty to heroin possession. He was given a one-year suspended sentence. The Stones are also ordered to play a gig for charity.
1980: The Guinness Book of World Records presented Paul McCartney with a special rhodium album for being the best-selling songwriter in the history of recorded music, having written 43 platinum songs and sold over 100 million records.
1988: The Fantasy Records vs. John Fogerty case began. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song “Run Through the Jungle” when he wrote “The Old Man Down the Road.”
1989: Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, The Kinks, Carole King & Gerry Goffin, the Platters, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel were the fifth class inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1992: The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series.
1995: New York City declared October 24th Tony Bennett Day.
2017: Marilyn Manson booted longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez from his band.
1911: Sonny Terry
1915: Bob Kane
1926: Y.A. Tittle
1930: J.P. Richardson (aka, the Big Bopper)
1936: Bill Wyman
2008: Merl Saunders
2016: Bobby Vee
2017: Fats Domino