CLASSIC COUNTRY #1 SONG OF THE DAY
1951 - Always Late (With Your Kisses) - Lefty Frizzell
1959 - The Three Bells - The Browns
1963 - Love's Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens
1967 - I Don’t Wanna Play House - Tammy Wynette
1975 - Hope You’re Feelin’ Me (Like I’m Feelin’ You) - Charley Pride
1983 - Paradise Tonight - Charly McClain & Mickey Gilley
1991 - Keep It Between the Lines - Ricky Van Shelton
Make A Scarecrow Day
Greasy Spoon Day
1936 - H.R. Ekins of the New York World-Telegram beat out Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York Journal and Leo Kieran of The New York Times in a round-the-world race on commercial flights. The race took 18 1/2 days to complete.
1937 - Woman’s Day appeared in the A&P store chain. It’s still on the newsstands today and also available on the internet.
1937 - The fictitious newspaper, Illustrated Press, proclaimed, “The freedom of the press is a flaming sword. Use it justly, hold it high, guard it well.” This was the premise of Big Town, a popular radio drama series which was later adapted to film, television and a comic book.
1943 – The miracle antibiotic Streptomycin was discovered. It became the first line of offense against tuberculosis. A graduate student at Rutgers University isolated it for the first time while working under Professor Selman Waksman. The student later sued Waksman and gained financial remuneration and entitlement to "legal and scientific credit as co-discoverer of streptomycin." Waksman eventually received the Nobel Prize for the achievement.
1953 - Julius LaRosa was fired, on the air, by Arthur Godfrey. “Julie lacks humility,” Godfrey told the stunned audience, while putting his arm around LaRosa. He said, “So, Julie, to teach you a lesson, you’re fired!”
1967 - The first CMA Awards were presented in Nashville. The show was not televised. Jim Reeves, Red Foley, J.L. Frank, and Stephen H. Sholes were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The first ever Song of the Year award went to There Goes My Everything written by Dallas Frazier, recorded by Jack Greene.
1969 - Vice President Spiro T. Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters as "…an effete corps of impudent snobs”.
1970 – After 4 years of construction, One World Trade Center was ready for its first tenants, though the upper stories were not completed until 1972. The actual ribbon cutting was held on April 4, 1973.
1974 - Late-night TV watchers welcomed Lloyd Dobins, Garrick Utley and Linda Ellerbee, on the Weekend news program.
1976 - President Gerald Ford signed a bill posthumously making George Washington a 6-star general, the highest ever US military rank.
1982 - The DeLorean car plant in Belfast closed after John DeLorean's arrest on drug charges in the United States. Two years after his arrest, a federal jury ruled that he was a victim of entrapment and DeLorean was acquitted of all charges.
1983 - The United States Senate passed a bill making Martin Luther King's birthday a public holiday.
1987 - In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the Navy disabled three of Iran's offshore oil platforms.
1987 – The headline of The Wall Street Journal said it all: “Stocks Plunge 508 Amid Panicky Selling; Percentage Decline Greater Than in 1929...” The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 22.6%.
2005 – Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
2005 - A Coalition of conservation and animal welfare organizations sued the US Navy, alleging harm to whales and dolphins from the use mid-frequency sonar. The suit was resolved in 2008 when the Navy agreed to do more research on the issue. Nothing has changed to this date.
2006 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time.
2014 - A block of four 1918 US airmail stamps, with the image of a Curtiss JN-4 biplane erroneously pictured upside down, was auctioned off for $2,970,000. The sum was a world record paid by a philatelist for a stamp item. Total face value of the four stamps: 96 cents.
1933 - Don Parmley (bluegrass musician with the Bluegrass Cardinals)
1945 - Jeannie C. Riley (Stephenson) (Grammy Award-winning singer)
Bob “The Deerslayer” and “Saint” Becky Hendrickson