Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Monday, Nov. 20, 2023
1945 Prosecution began against 24 former Nazi leaders for war crimes in the Nuremberg Trials; 12 of which were sentenced to death.
2002 Singer Michael Jackson held his son out over a 4th floor balcony of a Berlin hotel. Jackson later apologized, saying he had made a “terrible mistake.”
1998 The first piece of the International Space Station (ISS) was launched. It was the first part of what would become the largest man-made object to orbit the Earth and is expected to operate until 2028.
1971, Isaac Hayes topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Theme from Shaft.” A highly influential work in funk music, as well as in the emerging world of Black film, the largely instrumental track was written by Hayes for the film Shaft. The song won multiple Grammys, the movie, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, making Hayes the first Black artist to receive the honor, as well as the first Black recipient of an Oscar in a non-acting category.
Notable Birthdays Today:
Actress Bo Derek 67
Eagle Joe Walsh 76
President Joe Biden 81
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