Back in the Day-Rock Star Match Made in Divorce, Geronimo Died, and Newsweek Debuts
1817 – A street in Baltimore became the first to be lighted with gas from America’s First Gas Company!
1909 – 80-year-old Indian chief GERONIMO had a little too much alcohol in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He got drunk, fell off his horse, caught pneumonia from lying outside all night and died.
1933 – “Newsweek” was first published.
1960 – ELVIS PRESLEY received his FIRST GOLD RECORD, for “ELVIS”.
1972 – A crowd at London’s Rainbow Theater heard PINK FLOYD play “Dark Side of the Moon” for the first time. The album was released a year later and stayed on the charts for 303 weeks making it the longest-charting rock LP in “Billboard’s” history.
1987 – BOB BARKER threatened to resign as host of the Miss USA pageant hours before the ceremony over an animal rights dispute.
1988 – A 12-year-old boy thought he was a rock star and set his legs on fire. He said he thought he could do it because MOTLEY CRUE did it in their “Live Wire” video.
1989 – TAWNY KITAEN married WHITESNAKE’S DAVID COVERDALE. Here’s the Video of Here I Go Again in which Tawny starred.