|Records Events in History|
2012 Event - Scientists regenerated specimens from Silene stenophylla, a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, substantially surpassing previous records for the oldest plant regenerated
2011 Event - The South Pole records its warmest temperature at -12.3 degrees Celsius at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
2011 Event - U.S. company Apple Inc. breaks company sales records with the release of its iPhone 4S smartphone with over 4 million units sold in 4 days
2010 Event - The U.S. announces it has no clear record of ownership or records of access for over 119,000 private planes
2010 Event - A professor searching into medical records of playwright Bertolt Brecht discovers he may have died after contracting undiagnosed rheumatic fever as a child
2009 Event - Melbourne, Australia records highest-ever temperature, sparking the deadliest brushfires in Australian history
2004 Death - Norris McWhirter, Guinness World Records curator/commentator, dies at 78
2003 Death - Sam Phillips, entreprenuer/DJ, started Sun Records, dies at 80
1997 Death - Ewart G. Abner, Jr., president (Motown Records), dies at 74
1997 Death - Brown Meggs, CEO (Capitol Records), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 66
1997 Event - St. Louis Cardinals Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits
1994 Event - Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records
1991 Event - Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory
1991 Event - "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
1991 Event - New York Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
1991 Event - Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records
1991 Event - Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
1990 Event - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1989 Event - Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
1989 Event - Amateur Athletic Federation strips Ben Johnson of all track records
1989 Event - Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"
1989 Event - Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack
1989 Event - Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick and 10th 40+ goal season
1988 Event - Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)
1988 Event - Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"
1988 Event - Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"
1988 Birthday - Jordy, born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, French singer, guitarist, achieved Guinness Book of World Records as youngest singer with number one chart-topping hit, 'Dur dur d'etre bebe!', or, 'It's Tough to be a Baby', founded, tours, records with Jordy and the Dixies
1987 Event - Geffen records sign their 1st artist, Donna Summer
1987 Event - Rhino Records 1st #1-Billy Vera and Beaters' "At This Moment"
1986 Event - Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
1986 Event - Geffen records signs Guns and Roses
1985 Event - Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"
1985 Birthday - Michael Phelps, born in Baltimore, Maryland, professional swimmer, winner, 14 Olympic gold medals, considered greatest Olympian of all time, broke 37 world records
1984 Event - Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
1984 Event - Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yards
1984 Birthday - Gareth Gates, born in Bradford, England, singer finalist on show, 'Pop Idol', sold over 3.5 million records; hit song, 'Unchained Melody', voted 'The Record of the Year' in 2002
1984 Event - Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"
1983 Event - "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" and "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
1982 Event - Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
1981 Event - Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
1981 Event - Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) and most turnovers (10)
1980 Event - John and Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffin Records
1980 Event - U.S. swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
1980 Death - Bert Kaempfert, orchestra leader, songwriter, composed jazz-oriented, easy-listening records including Strangers in the Night and hit Wonderland by Night, Danke Schoen for Wayne Newton and L-O-V-E for Nat King Cole
1980 Event - Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
1979 Event - Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc
1979 Event - Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
1978 Birthday - Mario Vazquez, born in The Bronx, New York, singer, competitor on television show, 'American Idol', released album, 'Mario Vazquez' with Arista Records in 2005
1978 Event - Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
1977 Event - EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
1975 Death - Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered
1975 Event - Apple records closes down
1974 Event - Bob Dylan records 'Blood on the Tracks'
1974 Event - Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"
1973 Event - Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
1973 Event - Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday and Tomorrow"
1973 Event - Cleveland sets day-game and opening-game attendance records of 74,420
1972 Event - Elvis Presley records a live album at New York's Madison Square Garden
1971 Birthday - Janet Evans, born in Placentia, California, competitive swimmer, 1988 Olympics gold-medal winner, freestyle, seven World records, five Olympic medals
1971 Event - Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"
1970 Birthday - Chad Taylor, born in Baltimore, Maryland, musician, lead guitarist, member of the band, Live, album 'Throwing Copper', sold over 25 million records
1970 Event - Reds clout 7 home runs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 home runs, 6 for one team and 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
1970 Event - Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" and "I Can Do It"
1970 Event - Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records
1969 Event - Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
1969 Birthday - Brian Lara, cricketer, WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994
1969 Birthday - Graham Coxon, born in Rintein, West Germany, musician, instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, painter, lead guitarist and singer for Blur, art and music is featured on the band's seven albums, including Leisure, 1991, album titled 13, in 1999, and Think Tank, 2003, single-handedly recorded seven solo albums, including The Spinning Top on Transgressive records
1968 Birthday - Sinitta, born in Seattle, Washington, born Sinitta Renet Malone, singer, actress, known for hit records, 'So Macho', 'Toy Boy', in the 1980's
1968 Event - Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 minutes on 9 penalties in a game and 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
1968 Event - Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
1968 Birthday - Phil Anselmo, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, musician, focuses on heavy metal, sludge metal, hardcore punk, thrash metal genres, lead for Pantera, producer, owner Housecore Records
1968 Event - Paul McCartney and John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host
1968 Event - Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"
1967 Event - Otis Rescue records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
1967 Event - 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
1967 Birthday - Faith Hill, born in Ridgeland, Mississippi, singer, country music, sold 40 million records, hits include, 'This Kiss', appeared in 'The Stepford Wives', married to Tim McGraw
1967 Event - Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe"
1967 Event - Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
1967 Event - Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
1966 Event - South African government bans Beatle records
1966 Event - Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
1965 Event - Otis Redding records "Respect"
1965 Event - Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"
1964 Event - Rod Steward records his 1st single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
1964 Event - Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You," McCartney plays piano
1964 Event - Giants sweep Mets 5-3 and 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game and New York's 22 K's in 2nd games
1963 Event - Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles
1963 Event - At 10:59 AM census clock, records U.S. population at 190,000,000
1963 Event - Jerry Lee Lewis quits Sun Records
1963 Birthday - George Michael, born in Bushey, England, singer, songwriter, member of band Wham!, famous song, 'Careless Whisper', sold over 100 million records
1963 Birthday - Jason Newsted, born in Battle Creek, Michigan, bassist, Metallica, heavy metal band member, founder of Chophouse Records studio
1963 Event - Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
1962 Event - Island Records begins
1961 Event - Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
1961 Event - Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1
1961 Event - Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
1961 Event - Supremes signed with Motown Records
1960 Event - Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)
1960 Event - Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand By Me"
1960 Event - Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"
1959 Birthday - Al Yankovic, born in Downey, California, singer, songwriter, satirist, won three Grammy Awards, four gold records, six platinum records, sold over 12 million albums
1958 Event - Perez Prado "Mambo King," receives one of the 1st gold records
1958 Event - CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
1958 Event - Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
1958 Event - Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records
1957 Event - Elvis records "White Xmas," "Silent Night" and "Here Comes Santa Claus"
1956 Event - RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records
1956 Birthday - Peter Zaremba, born in America, singer, rocker, member of The Fleshtones, host of 'I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge', MTV program
1956 Event - Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel"
1956 Event - Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA
1956 Event - Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
1956 Event - Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"
1956 Event - Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville
1956 Event - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
1956 Event - Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel"
1956 Event - Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
1955 Event - Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes"
1955 Event - RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records and Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss
1955 Event - Harry Belafonte records "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song)
1955 Event - Guinness Book of World Records 1st published
1954 Birthday - Chris Stamey, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, musician, rocker, songwriter, record producer, formed the dB's, founded Car Records indie record label, founded recording studio called Modern Recording where he recorded and mixed Whiskeytown
1954 Event - Elvis Presley records his 1st hit, "That's All Right"
1954 Event - Bill Haley and Comets records "Rock Around Clock"
1954 Event - Elvis Presley records his debut single, "That's All Right"
1954 Event - Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock and roll) records
1954 Event - Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio and records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" and "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"
1954 Event - Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
1954 Birthday - F. R. David, born in Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia, singer, band member of French rock band, Les Variations, hit 'Words', 1982, sold eight million records worldwide
1953 Birthday - Michael Byron, born in America, composer, released music on Koch Records, Meridien Records, editor, contemporary music anthologies
1952 Event - Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
1949 Birthday - Ray Shulman, born in Portsmouth, England, born Raymond Schulman, musician, record producer, member of Gentle Giant, British progressive rock band, produced records for The Sugarcubes
1949 Event - Ralph Flanagan and his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"
1948 Birthday - Tommy Matola, rock manager/CEO, CBS records
1948 Event - 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced (DR Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
1948 Event - Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's as Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates "long playing record"
1946 Birthday - Cher, born in El Centro, California, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, singer, songwriter, director, record producer, won Academy Award, sold over 100 million records
1945 Birthday - Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records
1945 Event - Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season
1945 Birthday - King Floyd, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, singer, songwriter, famous for 'Groove Me' song recorded with Malaco Records
1944 Birthday - Joshua Rifkin, born in New York, musicologist, composer, keyboard, involved in ragtime revival, in the 1970's, recorded Scott Joplin's works for Nonesuch Records
1944 Event - Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records
1943 Event - Lead, South Dakota, temp is 52 degrees F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16 degrees F
1943 Birthday - Chris Montez, born in Los Angeles, California, rocker, singer, guitarist, rhythm and blues, Latino rock, recording Let's Dance with Monogram Records was on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the U.S.
1942 Event - Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m
1942 Event - Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
1942 Event - Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," greatest selling record to date
1942 Birthday - Kris Jensen, born in New Haven, Connecticut, musician, singer, guitarist, recorded with Kapp Records, Leader Records, Hickory Records, recorded chart topping hit 'Torture'
1942 Event - Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
1941 Event - Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA
1941 Event - Duke Ellington 1st records "Take the A Train"
1940 Birthday - Bruce Channel, born in Jacksonville, Bruce McMeans, Texas, singer, rocker, known for hit song, 'Hey! Baby', rock and roll, pop music, recorded with Smash Records, Mercury Records
1940 Event - Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
1940 Event - Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label
1940 Event - Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"
1939 Event - Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
1939 Birthday - Annea Lockwood, born in Christchurch, New Zealand, composer, records natural found sounds, Fluxus works with burning pianos, teacher, Vassar College
1938 Event - 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
1938 Event - Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
1937 Birthday - Emile Ford, born in Saint Lucia, West Indies, rocker, singer, guitarist, produced UK chart-topper 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?,' recorded for Pye Records
1937 Birthday - David Behrman, born in Salzburg, Austria, composer, producer, Music of Our Time series, Columbia Records, founding member, Sonic Arts Union
1937 Birthday - Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records, Miami of Ohio
1937 Birthday - Ron Clarke, Australia, runner, held 19 world records
1936 Event - Benny Goodman and orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
1935 Event - Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in one hour
1933 Birthday - Garnett Mimms, born in Ashland, West Virginia, singer, songwriter, record producer, worked with Bert Berns, Jimi Hendrix, recorded on MGM, Verve Records, funk, rhythm and blues music
1932 Birthday - Max Schubel, born in America, composer, contemporary classical music, founder and owner of Opus One records, recorded new music
1932 Birthday - Maria Itkina, U.S.S.R., sprinter, 9 world records
1931 Event - His Master's Voice and Columbia Records merge into EMI
1931 Event - Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
1931 Birthday - Galina Zybina, U.S.S.R., discus thrower, 15 world records between 1952-58
1930 Birthday - Kenny Ball, born in Essex, England, musician, lead trumpet player, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, appeared in film Live It Up!, featured with Joe Brown, Brenda Lee on Kapp Records
1929 Birthday - Johnny Ace, born in Memphis, Tennessee, born John Marshall Alexander, Jr., singer, member of the B.B. King band, signed to Duke Records, toured with Willa Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
1928 Birthday - G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records
1928 Birthday - Nina Otkalenko, U.S.S.R., 800m runner, 9 world records
1928 Event - Paul Whiteman and orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records
1927 Event - Johnny Weissmuller set swim records in 100-yard and 200-yard free-style
1927 Event - Walter Johnson records 113th and last shutout of his career
1927 Event - Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 and 200 m free style
1925 Event - Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings
1925 Birthday - Norris McWhirter, author, Guinness Book of World Records
1925 Birthday - Ross McWhirter, author, Guinness Book of World Records
1923 Birthday - Bert Kaempfert, born in Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany, orchestra leader, songwriter, composed jazz-oriented, easy-listening records including Strangers in the Night and hit Wonderland by Night, Danke Schoen for Wayne Newton and L-O-V-E for Nat King Cole
1923 Birthday - Ahmet Ertegun, CEO, Atlantic Records
1922 Birthday - Ilja Hurnik, born in Poruba, Czechoslovakia, composer, essayist, studied at Prague Conservatory, Prague Academy of Arts, recorded 'sonata da camera', for flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord on Cedille Records
1922 Birthday - Kai Winding, born in Aarhus, Denmark, jazz composer, trombonist, worked with J.J. Johnson, Benny Goodman, Paul Chambers, recorded "More" from "Mondo Cane" movie with Verve records
1921 Birthday - Donald Malcome Campbell, born in Surrey, England, boat racer, 1955 speed records
1920 Birthday - Del Wood, born in Nashville, Tennessee, given name Polly Adelaide Hendricks Hazelwood, singer, pianist, recorded for Tennessee Records label, performed on the Grand Ole Opry
1917 Event - 1st jazz recording for Victor Records released
1916 Event - Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year
1916 Birthday - Ralph Baldwin, harness driver, set 11 major world records
1916 Birthday - Bill Doggett, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, organist, musician, American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist, hit Honky Tonk, recorded with King Records, sold four million copies, arranged music for Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
1906 Birthday - Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV and LP records
1900 Event - E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)
1840 Event - Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
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