Back in the Day-Bennie and the Jets, Lots of Nylon, Country Couple Split
February 16th, the day women cringe at, the day nylon was invented. Stupid pantyhose.
1937 – Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont, received a patent for his style-changing invention, NYLON.
1968 – ARETHA FRANKLIN DAY was declared in Detroit.
1968 – GEORGE & PATTI HARRISON and JOHN & CYNTHIA LENNON flew to India for two months of Transcendental Meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
(–Ringo & Maureen Starr, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Mia Farrow and DONOVAN joined the fun three days later. The Beatles eventually bailed on the Maharishi after realizing that he was a scam artist.)
1969 – GEORGE JONES and TAMMY WYNETTE were married. Unlike her song, she didn’t stand by her man. They split up in 1975.
1974 – ELTON JOHN released “Bennie And The Jets”!!! The smash would eventually reach #1.
1990 – IKE TURNER was sentenced to four years in prison on drug charges.
1992 – The Los Angeles Lakers officially retired MAGIC JOHNSON’S number 32 jersey. Magic became the fifth Laker to have his jersey retired, joining Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
1994 – TONYA HARDING and NANCY KERRIGAN gave each other COLD ICY STARES at the Winter Olympic Games in Norway before posing for the U.S. team photograph.
1997 – JEFF GORDON became the youngest winner of the Daytona 500. He was 25 years old.
2005 – KID ROCK was arrested for punching the DJ at a Nashville strip club. He pleaded no contest and the guy sued him for $575,000.
2007 – BRITNEY SPEARS walked into Esther’s Hair Cutting Studio (in Tarzana, California) with a couple bodyguards, and asked to have her head shaved, but when the salon owner REFUSED, Britney shaved it herself.