SEPTEMBER 28: The Daily Flashback
1850: U.S. President Millard Fillmore named Brigham Young the first governor of the Utah territory.
1944: “The Boys from Boise” was shown on WABD in New York City, the first full-length comedy written for television.
1955: The World Series was televised in color for the first time, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1958: “To Know Him Is to Love Him” by the Teddy Bears was released. The song was written and composed by 18-year-old Phil Spector.
1961: “Dr. Kildare” premiered on NBC-TV.
1963: “She Loves You” by The Beatles was played on the radio by Murray The K on WINS in New York City. It is believed that this was the first time a Beatles song was played on the U.S airwaves.
1968: The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” (backed with “Revolution”) hits No. 1 in America, holds the top spot for nine weeks, the longest of any Beatles single.
1972: The Temptations’ “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” was released. The single was cut to 6:58 because there wasn’t enough room on a 45 RPM single to handle the 11:46 album version.
1973: The Rolling Stones appeared on the premiere of “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert” on ABC-TV, performing “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll.”
1975: Jerry Garcia & Friends and Jefferson Starship played a free concert to 40,000 fans in San Francisco’s Lindley Park.
1989: Jimmy Buffet’s book of short stories, “Tales from Margaritaville,” was published.
1991: Garth Brooks’ album “Ropin’ the Wind” became the first country album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart.
1997: The DVD-Audio format was introduced at the 103rd Audio Engineering Society conference.
2006: The Grascals were named Entertainers of the Year at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
1902: Ed Sullivan
1934: Brigitte Bardot
1935: Koko Taylor
1938: Ben E. King
1950: Broadway Blotto
1964: Janeane Garofalo
1987: Hilary Duff
1991: Miles Davis