“Way Back When” TODAY!

Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds, August 3, 2022

1492 Christopher Columbus set sail for the Indies. He reached the New World of the Americas instead, landing in the Bahamas in October.

1949 The National Basketball Association was established.

1975 The $163 million Superdome arena opened in New Orleans. It still stands, 44 years later and will undergo renovations before the 2024 Super Bowl.


Music History:

1996 The Macarena began its reign atop the U.S. pop charts.

1973 Stevie Wonder released his 16th studio album ‘Innervisions.’ He played all or virtually all instruments on six of the album’s nine tracks, singles from the album were, ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘Living for the City.’


Notable Birthdays today:

Quarterback Tom Brady 45

Jay North aka Dennis the Menace 71

Businesswoman/TV Personality Martha Stewart 81


Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com