NOVEMBER 15: The Daily Flashback
1926: The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations, broadcasting a four-hour “spectacular.”
1934: Gene Autry appeared in his first film, “In Old Santa Fe,” becoming the first singing cowboy on the silver screen.
1939: President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
1956: Elvis Presley’s first movie, “Love Me Tender,” premiered at the Paramount Theater in New York City. The film is a Civil War drama originally titled The Reno Brothers, but when Elvis became a major star during the shoot, it was retitled after his hit song, and Elvis got top billing.
1965: The Rolling Stones made their debut on NBC-TV’s “Hullabaloo,” performing “Get Off My Cloud.”
1966: Jefferson Airplane recorded “Somebody to Love.”
1969: In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War.
1971: Grand Funk Railroad released their sixth album, E Pluribus Funk.
1974: Faces released “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog for a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings).”
1975: ABBA were guests on “American Bandstand,” performing “S.O.S.” and “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.”
1978: At Eric’s Club in Liverpool, Echo & The Bunnymen played their first performance.
1986: The Beastie Boys released the album License to Ill.
1990: David Bowie made his Broadway debut in the title role of The Elephant Man.
1992: Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career.
1993: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling joined J.C. Chasez and Keri Russell for season four of “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club.”
1994: TLC released their sophomore album, CrazySexyCool, featuring the hits “Creep” and “Waterfalls.” The group’s most successful album, it sells over 10 million copies
2004: Shania Twain’s album Come On Over was certified double diamond by the RIAA, with over 20 million copies sold in the US. It’s just the seventh album to do so, and the only one by a female artist.
2005: Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2006: At Christie’s auction house, Andy Warhol’s painting of Chairman Mao Zedong sold for $17.4 million; “Orange Marilyn” sold for $16.2 million; and “Sixteen Jackies” sold for $15.6 million.
2007: The first episode of Daryl Hall’s show “Live From Daryl’s House” aired on the web, with Hall performing from his home in Millerton, New York.
2016: In Schenectady, the first issue of The Alt was published, featuring Girl Blue on the cover.
1887: Georgia O’Keeffe
1928: C.W. McCall
1932: Petula Clark
1937: Little Willie John
1942: Daniel Barenboim
1954: Mitch Easter
1957: Kevin Eubanks
1968: Ol’ Dirty Bastard
1970: Jack Ingram
1787: Christoph Willibald Gluck
1991: Jacques Morali
2011: Moogy Klingman
2016: Holly Dunn