JANUARY 25: The Daily Flashback
1909: The opera Elektra by Richard Strauss premiered at the Dresden Hofoper.
1915: In New York, Alexander Graham Bell spoke to his assistant in San Francisco, inaugurating the first transcontinental telephone service.
1924: The first Winter Olympic Games were inaugurated in Chamonix in the French Alps.
1937: NBC Radio presented the first broadcast of “The Guiding Light.” The show remained on radio until 1956 and began on CBS-TV in 1952.
1945: Richard Tucker debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in the production of La Gioconda.
1949: The first Emmy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
1958: Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” became the first single to ever enter the U.K. pop chart at No. 1.
1961: John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, DC. The event was carried on radio and television.
1963: Cilla Black made her stage debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s single “Proud Mary” was released.
1978: Bob Dylan’s film “Renaldo and Clara,” a semi-documentary of his famous Rolling Thunder Revue tour, premieres in Los Angeles.
2002: Les Miserables was performed on the Great White Way for the 6,138th time to become the second-longest running show in Broadway history. Cats closed in 2000 with the record of 7,485 shows.
2010: In Arlington, Texas, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame had its grand opening.
1759: Robert Burns
1882: Virginia Woolf
1913: Witold Lutoslawski
1915: Ewan MacColl
1938: Etta James
1957: Jennifer Lewis
1981: Alicia Keys
1976: Chris Kenner
1986: Albert Grossman