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Posts Tagged ‘Roaring Twenties’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 2/10/21 – JIMMY DURANTE DAY!

This son of Italian immigrants grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, dropped out of 8th Grade to play ragtime piano and became one of America’s most versatile and beloved performers, so we celebrate his birth on NATIONAL JIMMY DURANTE DAY! Jimmy began to develop […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/29/20 – BLACK TUESDAY DAY!

“♫ It’s raining men! ♫” That phrase had a very different meaning on October 29, 1929, when it rained stockbroker suicides from the gleaming towers of Wall Street, making today  NATIONAL BLACK TUESDAY DAY! Can you say “naked  greed,” boys and girls? I knew that you could. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/22/20 – NATIONAL VICTROLA DAY!

Years before RCA and the His Master’s Voice Dog, there was only Victor, as in Victor Talking Machine Company, which manufactured its first Victrola on this date in 1906, leaving us no option but celebrating NATIONAL VICTROLA DAY! The Victor Talking Machine Company was the baby of […]

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