“We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.” ~ John F. Kennedy
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” ~ Plato
2004: Energizer Bunny. Former President Bill Clinton undergoes a quadruple bypass operation.
1997: Princess Diana’s funeral.
1995: Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig’s record when he plays his 2,131st consecutive game.
1994: MTV Awards: Best Video goes to Aerosmith for Cyrin’. Best Rap Video is Doggy Dogg World by Snoop Doggy Dogg.
1990: Sinead O’Connor gets Best Video for Nothing Compares to U.
1989: This Note’s for You by Neil Young wins Best Video.
1975: Tennis star Martina Navratilova requests U.S. political asylum.
1972 : John and Yoko appear on Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
1969: “Cabaret” closes on Broadway after 1166 performances.
1954: New York City radio station begins playing rock music with the Alan Freed Show. He coined the term “rock ‘n roll.”
1953: Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers sets record for home runs by a catcher at 38.