Today in 1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut, on “Louisiana Hayride” on KWKH-TV in Shreveport, La.
The number one album today in 1966 was Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ “Going Places”:
The number one single today in 1966:
The number one single today in 1983:
Birthdays begin with Murray Seafield Saint-George Head:
Alan Clark played keyboards for Dire Straits:
Craig and Charlie Reed, better known as the Proclaimers:
John Frusciante played guitar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers:
Two deaths of note today in 1963: Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins in a plane crash in Dyersburg, Va., on the way to a benefit for a DJ who had died in a car crash.
Two more deaths of note: John Belushi today in 1982 …
… and Viv Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (really) in 1995: