“Way Back When” TODAY!


Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Thurs., August 10, 2023

 1927 The Mount Rushmore memorial was dedicated. It was completed in 1941. The sculpture features U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. They were chosen to represent the nation’s birth, growth, development, and preservation, respectively.

1948 Candid Camera debuted on ABC.

1966 The U.S. Treasury discontinued printing the $2 dollar bill due to lack of demand. It was reintroduced in 1976.


Music History:

1985 ‘Money for Nothing’ by the Dire Straits would hit #1 on the U.S. singles charts. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song’s falsetto introduction and backing chorus, “I want my MTV, he also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to be aired on MTV in Europe when the network started on August 1st 1987.


Notable Birthdays today:

Former Boxer Riddick Bowe 56

Actor Antonio Banderas 53

Actress Rosanna Arquette 64

Singer, Guitarist, Flautist for Jethro Tull Ian Anderson 76


Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com