TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY
1923 – Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.
1927 – Patti Page is born.
1949 – Bonnie Raitt is born.
1952 – The British music paper New Musical Express (NME) publishes its first record chart. The first Number One: Al Martino’s Here In My Heart.
1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the 20th century to become the 35th president of the United States.
1968 – Diana Ross leaves The Supremes to begin her solo career, and is replaced by Jean Terrell.
1973 – The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay US$2.9 million.
1974 – Connie Francis, who was one of the biggest stars of the ’60s, is attacked in her Howard Johnson’s hotel room and raped at knifepoint. Devastated by the attack, she doesn’t perform for another seven years. Two years later, she is awarded over $3 million in her lawsuit against the hotel chain.