“Way Back When” for Tues. July 20, 2021

Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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 1903 The Ford Motor Company shipped its first car, The Model A.

1940 Billboard Magazine released their first music popularity chart: Frank Sinatra was at #1.

1969 The Apollo 11 crew landed on the moon. Six and half hours later we all watched as Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface speaking the famous line, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

 

Music History:

1968 Iron Butterfly’s second album, ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’, entered the US album chart for the first time. The album contained the 17-minute title track that filled the second side of the LP which went on sell over four million copies in the US alone.

 

Notable Birthdays today:

Actress/Dancer Julianne Hough is 33

Model (and Tom Brady’s wife) Gisele Bundchen 41

Musician Carlos Santana 74

 

Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com