APRIL 18: The Daily Flashback
1923: Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1. John Phillip Sousa’s band played the national anthem.
1924: Simon and Schuster published the first “Crossword Puzzle Book.”
1934: The first laundromat opened in Fort Worth.
1938: Superman debuted in the first issue of Action Comics.
1965: Marian Anderson ended her 30-year singing career with a concert at Carnegie Hall.
1998: Diamond Rio – including drummer and Troy native Brian Prout – was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
1999: Wayne Gretzky played his final game in the NHL, retiring as the league’s all-time leading scorer and holder of 61 individual records.
1882: Leopold Stokowski
1924: Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
1935: Paul Rothchild
1940: Mike Vickers
1942: Pete Gogolak
1943: Clyde Stubblefield
1946: Alexander “Skip” Spence
1963: Conan O’Brien
1996: Bernard Edwards
2012: Dick Clark
2013: Storm Thorgerson