California became the 31st state to join the Union!
Happy birthday you crazy, giant sized, large economy, highly regulated, gorgeous state!
Elvis Presley’s first ever appearance on Ed Sullivan’s Show!
54,000,000 viewers, or 82.6 percent of the U.S. television audience, tuned into CBS.
21-year-old Elvis wowed the audience of fans and screaming girls by singing Dont Be Cruel and Ready Teddy.
He got paid $50,000 for appearing – that’s more than The Beatles go paid (Or anyone else did, for that matter).
Fun Fact: Ed Sullivan was actually ill, so actor Charles Laughton filled in!
Debra Dene Barnes, also know as Miss Kansas, was crowned the 40th Miss America!
A versatile and accomplished pianist, Debbie won the Miss America title playing the Oscar-winning song Born Free in four variations.
Today, she is a veteran piano instructor at Missouri Southern State University
and then lastly…
Happy 7th wedding anniversary to Joe Nichols!
Joe married Heather Singleton in Savannah, Georgia.
Congrats to them!