Black Tuesday descended upon the New York Stock Exchange
Just four days after President Hoover had declared, “The fundamental business of the country…is on a sound and prosperous basis,” more than 16 million shares were dumped in one day. Prices collapsed amid the panic selling, thousands of investors were wiped out and America’s Great Depression began.
The first commercially-successful ballpoint pen went on sale!
Five thousand people jammed Gimbel’s department store in New York City and bought the entire stock of 10,000 pens in a single day. 1956 Charley Pride pitched four innings as the Negro League All-Stars beat the Major League All-Stars, 4-2.
Charley is definitely one of country music’s all-time greats!
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album logged its 491st week on the charts, setting the record for most weeks on the chart by an album in recorded history.
Think about that…that’s over nine years on the charts! Incredible!
Alan Jackson had the number one country song in the land with Livin’ on Love!
Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers became the NFL’s career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards.
He ended up finishing his career with 22,895 yards (and 197 touchdowns)!
He is the greatest receiver of all-time!
The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn on board.
Glenn was 77 years old.
In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
and then lastly…
Taylor Swift’s single You Belong with Me was certified double platinum!