On This Day September 21
1961 – A man named Robert Allen Zimmerman enters a New York City recording studio and, after spending $400, emerges with a completed LP. Columbia Records goes on to release his self-titled album—”Bob Dylan.”
1780 – During the American Revolution, U.S. General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in exchange for a large sum of money and a high position in the British army. The plot is foiled and Arnold, a former American hero, becomes synonymous with the term “traitor.”
1989 – U.S. Army General Colin Powell is confirmed by the Senate Armed Services Committee as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell becomes the first African American to achieve the nation’s highest military post.
1950 – Emmy-winning actor-comedian Bill Murray (“Saturday Night Live,” “Caddyshack,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day,” “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Lost in Translation,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” “St. Vincent”)
Own a Piece of This Day
This is the work of a 20-year-old Bob Dylan, newly arrived in New York City to be the next Woody Guthrie, singing traditional songs and original compositions with an aggressiveness and emotion that belie his young age.
The Best of Bobby Vinton
Every era needs its crooner, and in the early ’60s, it was Bobby Vinton. Vinton’s sentimental balladeering and orchestral, middle-of-the-road arrangements were a throwback to a decade earlier, before rock & roll had found its mass market.
The Majesty of the Law
In this national bestseller, Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow and change as an American institution.
It Worked For Me
U.S. Army General Colin Powell is confirmed by the Senate Armed Services Committee as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell becomes the first African American to achieve the nation’s highest military post.
From the master of horror, Stephen King, terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off-season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.