“Way Back When” TODAY!


WAY BACK WHEN for Tuesday, April 2, 2024

1935 Sir Robert Watt was granted a patent for radar. RADAR btw is an acronym for “RAdio Detection And Ranging.”

1956 A couple of long time soap operas debuted. As the World Turns and the Edge of Night. Both on CBS.

1978 The long-running ‘primetime’ soap opera Dallas debuted on CBS. The show was famous for its season-ending cliffhangers, including the Who Shot J.R.  mystery. (So who was it? Do you remember?) Scroll down for the answer.) *


Music History:

1977 The band ABBA was at #1 with “Knowing Me, Knowing You.” The song was a top 10 hit in more than 15 countries.


Notable Birthdays today:

TVActor Chris Meloni (Law & Order) 63

Singer/Songwriter Emmylou Harris 77


Thanks to:

Thisdayinmusic.com and Thisdaytrivia.com