“Way Back When” TODAY!

Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds., Sept. 7, 2022

 1921 The “Inner-City Beauty” pageant was won by 16-year-old Margaret Gorman (Miss Washington, D.C.). A newspaperman coined the term “Miss America” for the winner and the following year it became known as the Miss America Pageant.

1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour debuted on NBC, starring Bingo, Drooper, Fleegle, and Snorky.

1993 Ex-Saturday Night Live comic Chevy Chase made his late-night host debut on Fox. The show was cancelled after six weeks. Fox executives said it was so bad it was “embarrassing to watch.”

1998 Google officially became a business in a garage in California. It was originally called ‘BackRub.”


Music History:

1976 The band ABBA was at No.1 with ‘Dancing Queen’. The song was a No.1 hit in over a dozen countries including the U.S. Their only U.S. number one hit.


Notable Birthdays today:

Songwriter/Producer Diana Warren 66

Actor Corbin Bernsen 68

Singer Gloria Gaynor 73

Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com