APRIL 20: The Daily Flashback
1841: In Philadelphia, Edgar Allen Poe’s first detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” was published in Graham’s Magazine.
1912: Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox.
1916: Chicago’s Wrigley Field held its first Cubs game with the first National League game at the ballpark. The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
1935: “Your Lucky Hit Parade” was first broadcast on radio. It aired for 24 years.
1955: Bo Diddley made his first appearance at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
1964: The Elvis Presley movie “Viva Las Vegas” premiered.
1972: The manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon.
1977: Woody Allen’s film “Annie Hall” premiered.
1992: The Metallica single “Nothing Else Matters” was released.
1993: Shania Twain released her self-titled debut album.
2010: The stage adaptation of Green Day’s American Idiot rock opera opened on Broadway.
1893: Joan Miro
1908: Lionel Hampton
1923: Tito Puente
1949: Jessica Lange
1951: Luther Vandross
1958: Denis Leary
1964: Crispin Glover
1970: Phife Dawg
1991: Steve Marriot
1992: Johnny Shines