1996: After 20 years, Tommy Lasoda retires as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1984: A baby boomer favorite soap opera, Santa Barbara, premieres on network television.
1974: Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit.
1974: House Judiciary Committee votes on third and last charge of “high crimes and misdemeanors” to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up.
1971: George Harrison releases Bangladesh album.
1971: U.S. Apollo 15 lands on the Moon. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin then spend 18 hours riding around the surface.
1969: Barbara Streisand opens for Liberace in Las Vegas.
1966: Beatles’ Yesterday and Today album shoots to #1.
Controversial “Butcher” Cover/Sanitized Replacement Cover
1966: In an escalation of the war, U.S. planes bomb the demilitarized zone in Vietnam.
1965: President Johnson signs the Medicare bill.
1956: In God We Trust is authorized as the official U.S. motto. It appears on all paper currency the next year.
1954: Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71.
1948: Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV.
First TV Wrestling Star: Gorgeous George
1946: 1st rocket to attain 100 miles altitude.