Keener Today – May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the country’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Singles Released on May 5:

1969, The Beatles With Billy Preston, “Get Back.” It’s the only Fab Four single to credit someone besides John, Paul, George and Ringo on the label.

LPs Released on May 5:

1973 ? Paul Simon —— There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (Kodachrome, Loves Me Like a Rock)
1978 ? Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Stranger In Town (Old Time Rock and Roll)
1997 ? Styx —— Return To Paradise (Live)

Birthdays May 5

Philosopher Karl Marks was born on this day in 1818.
John Stetson who gave his name to the famous hat was born today in 1830.
Actor Rex Harrison of My Fair Lady fame was born today in 1980.
Hollywood hearthrob Tyrone Power was born on this date in 1913.
Country Singer Tammy Wynette was born today in 1942.
Monty Python member Michael Palin was born on this date in 1943.
Indiana Jones sidekick, John Rhys-Davies was born today in 1944.
Johnnie Taylor, who had the 1976 US No.1 UK No.25 single ‘Disco Lady’. He was born today in 1937.
Adele (Laurie Blue Adkins), born on this date in 1988, the first artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the singles chart and the albums chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964.

Today in History May 5

1821, Napoleon Bonaparte (b.1769), former emperor of France (1799-1815), died in exile on the island of St. Helena of Arsenic poisoning.
1879, The US Supreme Court supported the power of states to restrict polygamy in Reynolds vs. United States.
1891, Carnegie Hall (then named Music Hall) had its opening night in New York City. Tchaikovsky was the guest conductor.
1900, “The Billboard” began weekly publication.
1925, John T. Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.
1930, In Chicago the Merchandise Mart opened as the world’s largest building. The building spans two city blocks and encompasses more than 4 million square feet. It is sometimes called the country’s first groundscraper.
1956, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ becomes Elvis Presley’s first number one single, his first million-seller, and he best-selling single of the year.
1961, Astronaut Alan Shepard Jr. (d.1998 at 74), became the first American in space during a 15-minute suborbital flight in Freedom 7. The spacecraft reached a maximum altitude of 116.5 miles.
1968, Buffalo Springfield split up. Richie Furay forms Poco and Stephen Stills teams up with David Crosby and Graham Nash to create Crosby Stills & Nash.
1979, Peaches and Herb started a four week run at No.1 on the Hot 100 with ‘Reunited’.