1810 – Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The royalty invited the public to attend the event which became an annual celebration that later became known as Oktoberfest.
1960 – Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded a shoe on his desk during a dispute at a U.N. General Assembly.
1968 – John Sebastian left the band Lovin’ Spoonful to start his solo career.
1969 – The “Paul is Dead” craze began when a radio DJ played “Revolution #9” backwards.
1971 – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuted on Broadway.
1997 – John Denver was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed into Monterey Bay, California. He was 53 years old. (Image Courtesy of pinterest.com)