FEBRUARY 22: The Daily Flashback
1879: In Utica, Frank W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10-cent store.
1892: Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan was first performed.
1956: Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with “Heartbreak Hotel.”
1974: In London, Ten Years After played their final gig.
1977: The Eagles’ single “Hotel California” was released.
1986: MTV aired 22 hours of The Monkees TV episodes in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a group.
1989: Jethro Tull won the first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, beating out Metallica.
1993: Radiohead’s debut album, Pablo Honey was released.
1994: Prince was granted the trademark on the symbol he has been using as his name.
1997: The Spice Girls debut single, “Wannabe,” hit No. 1.
2001: Despite the fact that they had broken up 31 years ago, the British newspaper Sunday Mirror reported that The Beatles were the top grossing recording group of the year 2000.
2011: Adele’s sophomore album, 21, was released in the US.
2012: Five months after debuting the song in her native Canada, Carly Rae Jepsen released the single “Call Me Maybe” in America.
2017: Longtime blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge received the UFO Researcher of the Year Award at the International UFO Congress.
1732: George Washington
1810: Frederic-Francois Chopin
1900: Luis Bunuel
1923: Hurricane Smith
1927: Guy Mitchell
1933: Ernie K-Doe
1968: Brad Nowell
1976: Florence Ballard
1987: Andy Warhol
1994: Papa John Creach
2001: John Fahey