“Way Back When” TODAY!


WAY BACK WHEN for Thursday, May 25, 2023

 1951 Baseball legend Willie Mays played his first major-league game.

1969 The controversial film ‘Midnight Cowboy’ was released. The first X-Rated film to win an Oscar; however, its rating was later changed to “R.” It starred Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.

1977 The first film of the series premieres. It surpassed Jaws to become the highest grossing film of all time – A record it held until E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). The series is one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. This episode would later be retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.


Music History

 1968 Simon And Garfunkel scored their second US No.1 album with ‘Bookends’. The album featured four US singles: ‘A Hazy Shade of Winter’, ‘At the Zoo’, ‘Fakin’ It’ and ‘Mrs. Robinson’.


Notable Birthdays:

Gymnast Aly Reisman 29

Actor Michael Myers 60

Actress Connie Sellecca 68


Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com