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Records - Notable Historical Events

GalileoDec 28, 1612

Louis ArmstrongNov 11, 1925

Walter JohnsonMay 30, 1927

Ella FitzgeraldMay 2, 1938

Duke EllingtonFeb 15, 1941

Bing CrosbyMay 29, 1942

Byron NelsonAug 4, 1945

Nat King ColeJun 14, 1946

Elvis PresleyJan 4, 1954

Buddy HollyJan 20, 1956

Frank SinatraDec 19, 1960

Jerry Lee LewisSep 6, 1963

Paul McCartneyJul 2, 1964

Bob DylanJun 15, 1965

Barbra StreisandMar 10, 1970

Elton JohnNov 16, 1970

Donna SummerJun 19, 1987

Mario AndrettiMay 11, 1988

Weird Al YankovicMay 24, 1989

Janet JacksonMar 11, 1991

Michael JacksonMar 20, 1991

Don ShulaSep 22, 1991

ShakiraAug 12, 1999

Joe SakicDec 27, 1999

Steve NashJan 8, 2013

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Records - Historical Events
Date Event
1612-12-28

First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet

1669-05-31

Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.

1700-01-26

The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.

1840-01-05

Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date

1900-01-02

E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)

1910-03-16

Barney Oldfield uses a Benz to break the existing records at Daytona Beach Road Course (131.25mph)

1916-10-02

Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year

1917-02-26

1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step," and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company

1925-11-11

Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings

1927-04-05

Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 & 200 m free style

1927-05-30

Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

1927-06-04

Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard & 200-yard free-style

1928-03-01

Paul Whiteman & orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records

1931-03-03

Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)

1931-11-30

His Master's Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI

1935-05-25

Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in 45 minutes at Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor US

1936-01-24

Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records

1938-05-02

Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"

1938-05-05

Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning

1939-10-24

Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"

1940-02-24

Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"

1940-03-03

Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label

1940-04-28

Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

1941-02-15

Duke Ellington 1st records "Take the A Train"

1941-05-07

Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA

1942-01-21

Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"

1942-05-29

Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", greatest selling record to date

1942-06-08

Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"

1942-09-20

Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m

1943-01-20

Lead SD, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F

1944-02-07

Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records

1945-08-04

Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season

1946-06-14

Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time

1948-06-21

33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)

1949-08-18

Ralph Flanagan & his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"

1952-03-27

Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records

1954-01-04

Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville

1954-01-08

Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"

1954-02-26

Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records

1954-04-05

Elvis Presley records his debut single "That's All Right"

1954-04-12

Bill Haley & Comets records "Rock Around Clock"

1955-08-27

"Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published

1955-10-20

Harry Belafonte records "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song)

1955-11-22

RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

1955-12-19

Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"

1956-01-10

Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"

1956-01-20

Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

1956-01-30

Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"

1956-02-02

Coasters sign with Atlantic Records

1956-07-02

Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel"

1956-09-28

RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records

1957-09-06

Elvis records "White Christmas", "Silent Night" & "Here Comes Santa Claus"

1958-02-19

Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records

1958-02-22

Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days

1958-03-27

CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records

1958-08-18

Perez Prado "Mambo King" receives one of the 1st gold records

1960-06-19

Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"

1960-10-27

Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"

1960-12-19

Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

1961-01-15

Supremes signed with Motown Records

1961-02-13

Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

1961-08-11

Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1

1961-12-18

Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles

1962-07-04

Island Records begins

1963-02-15

Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else

1963-09-06

Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records

1963-09-27

At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000

1963-12-13

Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles

1964-05-30

Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & NY's 22 K's in 2nd games

1964-07-02

Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

1964-09-10

Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"

1965-06-15

Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"

1965-07-07

Otis Redding records "Respect"

1966-07-25

Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."

1966-08-03

South African government bans Beatle records

1967-01-27

Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records

1967-02-14

Aretha Franklin records "Respect"

1967-07-10

Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys

1967-10-27

4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records

1967-12-07

Otis Redding records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"

1967-12-13

San Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after temperatures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.

1968-01-30

Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"

1968-05-15

Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host

1968-08-11

Beatles launch "Apple Records" label

1968-10-16

Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)

1969-07-01

Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips

1970-02-24

Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records

1970-03-10

Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

1970-04-21

Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records

1970-11-16

Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

1971-04-20

Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"

1972-06-10

Elvis Presley records a live album at NY's Madison Square Garden

1973-04-07

Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420

1973-04-19

Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

1973-05-29

Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records

1973-07-12

A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.

1974-03-25

Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

1974-09-16

Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

1975-05-02

Apple records closes down

1977-01-06

EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols

1978-01-02

Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"

1979-10-07

Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns

1979-10-24

Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc

1980-03-24

Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks

1980-08-02

US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships

1980-09-22

John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffin Records

1981-12-20

Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)

1981-12-28

Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98

1982-01-02

"The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records

1982-07-08

Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager

1983-02-11

"Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP

1984-06-26

Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

1984-10-14

Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds

1984-11-18

Browns set team records for most sacks (11)

1985-08-07

Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

1986-03-26

Geffen records signs Guns & Roses

1986-03-29

Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia

1987-01-20

Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera & Beaters' "At This Moment"

1987-06-19

Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)

1988-04-18

Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

1988-04-21

Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"

1988-05-11

Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

1989-02-12

Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick & 10th 40+ goal season

1989-05-24

Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

1989-05-25

Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"

1989-09-06

Amateur Athletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records

1989-10-01

Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle

1990-07-26

General Hospital records its 7,000th episode

1990-10-03

Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

1991-03-11

Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records

1991-03-20

Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

1991-06-19

NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

1991-06-23

"Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"

1991-09-22

Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

1994-04-06

Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records

1997-05-16

St Louis Cards Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits

1999-08-12

Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

1999-12-27

Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues

2000-03-23

Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

2009-06-30

Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945

2010-08-01

A 200x250 photo mosaic of President Corazon Aquino was unveiled near the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila in commemoration of her first death anniversay and it has been submitted to the Guinness World Records to be certified as the largest photo mosaic in the world.

2012-03-12

China records its highest trade deficit in over a decade

2012-03-20

Disney movie John Carter records one of the largest losses in cinema history with a $200 million dollar write down

2013-01-08

Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

2013-05-15

The Eurozone records a recession for the sixth straight quarter

2016-03-06

Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons, five MVPs, two titles and numerous records

2017-01-12

Alex Ovechkin records 1000th career NHL point

2017-04-13

ACLU Files 13 Lawsuits For Records Related To Trump's Travel Ban

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Records - Notable Birthdays

Frederic ChopinMar 1, 1810

Records - Birthdays
Date Event
1810-03-01

Frederic Chopin, Zelazowa Wola, (baptismal records 22nd Feb) Polish/French pianist/composer (Concert in F Minor)

1906-12-02

Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records

1910-11-07

Freddy Morgan, Million Selling Records

1911-11-27

Brian Farnon, Million Selling Records

1916-02-25

Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)

1918-9-11

Estelle Axton, Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

1918-9-14

Malcolm Yelvington, Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

1919-10-11

George Rock, Million Selling Records

1921-01-26

Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)

1921-01-29

Arnold Ross, Million Selling Records

1921-03-23

Donald Malcome Campbell, Surrey UK, boat racer (1955 speed records)

1923-01-05

Sam [Samuel] Phillips, Florence Alabama, record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career)

1923-07-31

Ahmet Ertegun, CEO (Atlantic Records)

1925-08-12

Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)

1925-08-12

Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)

1928-05-23

Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)

1928-09-27

G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records

1930-07-29

Jim Stewart, Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

1931-01-22

Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)

1931-05-08

Etty Fraser, Durval Records

1932-02-03

Maria Itkina, USSR, sprinter (9 world records)

1936-01-29

James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)

1937-02-21

Ron Clarke, Australia, runner (held 19 world records)

1937-03-26

Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)

1938-04-25

Barbara Pittman, Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

1938-11-11

Narvel Felts, Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

1945-09-29

Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records

1947-01-12

Bernard Granger, Empire Records

1948-07-14

Tommy Matola, rock manager/CEO (CBS records)

1952-08-09

Gary Bolen, Empire Records

1961-07-26

Michele Seidman, Empire Records

1963-08-30

Dave Brockie, Empire Records

1964-01-07

Darnell Martin, Cadillac Records

1964-06-17

Michael Gross, West Germany, swimmer (Olympic-2 world records-1984)

1965-05-15

André Abujamra, Durval Records

1965-9-24

Coyote Shivers, Empire Records

1966-11-29

Aleksandar Manic, The Shutka Book of Records

1967-04-30

Craig Edwards, Empire Records

1969-05-02

Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994)

1972-06-14

Brandon Amundson, Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration

1975-08-11

Ronald Clarke, American musician and founder of aliennetwork Records

1975-10-02

James 'Kimo' Wills, Empire Records

1977-09-04

Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records

1977-9-12

Grant Denyer, Guinness World Records

1978-07-09

Caroline Berberich, Cadillac Records

1980-08-01

John Ramsey, Sticks and Stones May Break World Records

1982-06-14

Jaime Anna Resh, Empire Records

1984-02-17

Joan Francesc Andreo, Es venen records

1986-01-31

Ryan Curtis, Cadillac Records

1987-9-23

Jordan Haynes, Cadillac Records

1989-03-26

Kate Parker, Guinness World Records 2005

1997-06-18

Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are

1998-9-13

Eshaya Draper, Cadillac Records

Records - Notable Weddings

Billie Joe ArmstrongJul 2, 1994

Records - Weddings
Date Event
1994-07-02

"Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)

2000-12-02

Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick

2012-04-14

"Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee

Records - Deaths
Date Event
1930-06-13

Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)

1975-11-27

Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered

1988-04-12

George Rock, Million Selling Records

1989-11-06

Dickie Goodman, creator of "break-in" records (b. 1934)

1997-10-08

Brown Meggs, CEO (Capitol Records), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 66

1997-12-27

Ewart G Abner Jr, president (Motown Records), dies at 74

2001-02-21

Malcolm Yelvington, Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

2004-02-24

Estelle Axton, Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

2004-04-19

Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)

2005-09-29

Barbara Pittman, Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

2006-12-14

Ahmet Ertegün, co-founder of Atlantic Records (b. 1923)

2010-05-28

Brian Farnon, Million Selling Records

2014-03-23

Dave Brockie, Empire Records

2016-10-20

Phil Chess, Chess Records co-founder, dies aged 95

2018-03-06

Tower Records founder Russ Solomon dies aged 92


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