On this Day July 12
2003 – “Crazy in Love,” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, begins eight weeks as a No. 1 single. The track, off the “Dangerously in Love” album, goes on to capture a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
1960 – Way before the advent of the iPad, Xbox and PlayStation, Etch A Sketch is introduced to consumers by the Ohio Art Company. The distinctive red plastic drawing toy with two white knobs has since sold over 175 million units worldwide and was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York in 1998.
1991 – John Singleton makes his directorial debut with the release of “Boyz N the Hood,” a drama about life in South Central Los Angeles. The movie stars Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long and Angela Bassett.
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In the Year 2525
This classic 1969 track by one-hit-wonder Zager & Evans spent six weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart.
The Arthur Fiedler Legacy: Evening at Pops
Through “Evening at Pops” programs on television, radio and recordings, conductor Arthur Fiedler reached an unprecedented classical music audience. This album includes some of the most often heard works from these program
Return to happy childhood days as author Christopher Byrne reminisces the games and toys that roused our imaginations, shaped our memories and touched our lives in his photo-filled book.
Checker Madness: A Checker Cab Owner's Story
Read the stories that come with buying a new Checker car and owning it for 31 years, driving it to work, raising kids with it, taking it to car shows and maintaining it. If you or someone you know loves Checker Cabs or classic cars in general, this book of owning the iconic Checker is a must-have.
The Milton Berle Show
“The Milton Berle Show” made its way from radio to television in 1948. Berle, a.k.a. “Mr. Television,” brought his unique brand of slapstick and outlandish costumes to the show, which he structured as a variety show based on his vaudeville acts.