MAY 23: The Daily Flashback
1876: Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League.
1895: The New York Public Library was created with an agreement that combined the city’s existing Astor and Lenox libraries.
1964: When her version of “Can’t Buy Me Love” hit No. 34 in the U.K., Ella Fitzgerald became the first artist to chart in the U.K. with a Beatles cover.
1967: At the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, The Doors played their first show.
1969: The Who released the album Tommy in the U.K.
1971: Iron Butterfly broke up.
1979: Tom Petty filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
1994: “Pulp Fiction” won the “Golden Palm” for best film at the 47th Cannes Film Festival.
2007: The U.S. Library of Congress handed out the first Gershwin Award to Paul Simon for being a “performer whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins.”
2008: Veteran rapper Slick Rick received a full pardon from NY Governor David Paterson for the attempted murders of two men in 1991.
1910: Artie Shaw
1920: Helen O’Connell
1925: Mac Wiseman
1928: Rosemary Clooney
1934: Robert Moog
1946: Ruth Underwood
1955: Luka Bloom
1968: Noel Gallagher
1975: Moms Mabley