“Way Back When” TODAY!


Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Weds., Nov. 15, 2023

1885 The poem that inspired the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” was first published. It was also the inspiration for the Broadway musical “Annie” which opened in May of 1982.

1926 The first nationwide radio network in the U.S. began broadcasting, It was called. N.B.C. The National Broadcasting Company.

1969 Dave Thomas opened his first Wendy’s restaurant in Ohio, known for its square beef patties and Frosty milkshakes. Thomas named the restaurant after his fourth child “Wendy”. Her young freckle-faced likeness is on the Wendy’s logo.


Music History:

1969 The Karen and Richard Carpenter released their debut album on A&M Records. It was a commercial failure, producing only one hit single, a ballad version of The Beatles song ‘Ticket to Ride’.


Notable Birthdays today:

One time ‘Tonight Show’ Band Leader Kevin Eubanks 66

Beverly D’Angelo 72

Sam Waterston 83



Credit to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com