MARCH 23: The Daily Flashback

1743: Handel’s “Messiah” was performed for the first time at London’s Covent Garden.
1792: In London, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise Symphony”) was performed publicly for the first time.
1901: Dame Nellie Melba revealed the secret of her now famous toast.
1912: The Dixie Cup was invented.
1959: Bobby Darin’s debut album, That’s All, was released. Among the tracks is “Mack the Knife.”
1961: Elvis Presley recorded “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
1963: Johnny Cash recorded “Ring of Fire.”
1964: John Lennon’s first book, “In His Own Write,” was published.
1972: Evel Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars.
1973: After 15 years on the air, NBC-TV broadcast the final episode of the game show, “Concentration.”
1978: A&M Records signed a new, young band called The Police.
1980: U2 signed a worldwide deal with Island Records.
1985: Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley were married in New York.
1992: Miley Cyrus’ dad released “Achy Breaky Heart.”
1998: The movie “Titanic” won 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards.
2002: At the 75th Academy Awards, Eminem becomes the first rapper to take home an Oscar when “Lose Yourself,” from his semi-biographical film “8 Mile,” wins Best Original Song.

1910: Akira Kurosawa
1933: Monique Van Vooren
1946: John Caldwell
1949: Ric Ocasek
1953: Chaka Khan
1968: Damon Albarn

1 Comment
  1. Steve Nover says

    Happy Birthday Stefon Harris; 45

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