1949 - RCA and COLUMBIA introduced the 45 and 33 rpm VINYL RECORDS.

1956 - ELVIS recorded "Heartbreak Hotel", which later became his first million-seller.

1971 - "MASTERPIECE THEATER" PREMIERED ON PBS!!! ALISTAIR COOKE was the original host until 1992.

1982 - PAUL LYNDE (--Uncle Arthur on "Bewitched") mysteriously drowned in his swimming pool, allegedly under the influence of alcohol OR after suffering a heart attack. He was only 55.

1983 - "Fraggle Rock" debuted on HBO!!!

1984 - CYNDI LAUPER became the first woman since BOBBIE GENTRY in 1967 to be nominated for FIVE Grammys . . .

(. . . Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year AND Song of the Year. She only won for Best New Artist.)

1991 - QUINCY JONES was nominated for five Grammys . . . setting a record with a total of 74 lifetime nominations. He's now up to 79 . . . and he's won 27 times.

1992 - "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" and "Kuffs" were released in theaters.

1994 - LORENA BOBBITT went on trial in Manassas, Virginia.

1999 - The animated TV series "THE P.J.'s" premiered on Fox.

1999 - "The Sopranos" premiered on HBO!!! It ran for six seasons before going out with Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and a quick fade to black.

2000 - MELISSA ETHERIDGE revealed to "Rolling Stone" magazine that DAVID CROSBY fathered . . . by artificial insemination,  the two children she brought into the world with JULIE CYPHER.

2010 - CHINA became the largest exporter in the world.  Germany had previously held that title.

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