“Way Back When” TODAY!

Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022

 1887 The first flat disc record player was patented by Emile Berliner. Earlier recording devices by Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell used cylinders that were difficult to mass produce. His device was known as a “gramophone.”

1910 The first insect electrocution device aka “Bug Zapper” was patented by William F. Frost of Spokane, Washington.

1965 The soap opera “Days of our Lives” debuted. It is still on the air with over 14,000 episodes!


Music History:

1975 David Bowie made his US TV debut performing ‘Fame’, on the Cher CBS-TV show. Bowie who was living in New York at the time had written the song with John Lennon during a jam session.


Notable Birthdays today:

Chef Gordon Ramsey 55

TV Host Mary Hart 71

Singer Bonnie Raitt 72



Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com