Thursday January 24
24th day of 2013 with 341 remaining
National Beer in Can Day - American Can Co. began experimenting with canned beer in 1931, as it anticipated
the end of Prohibition. Krueger’s Special Beer was the first commercially packaged
beer in a can. The very first canned beer was sold in Richmond, Virginia on January 24, 1935.
This Day in Music
1953, Eddie Fisher was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Outside Is Heaven'. Eddie is father of actress Carrie Fisher.
1958, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Jailhouse Rock'. It became the first ever single to enter the chart at No.1
1958, The Quarry Men performed at the Cavern Club, in Liverpool, (this was the bands only performance at the club). It was three years later when they appeared again at the Cavern but under their new name as The Beatles.
1962, Brian Epstein signed a management deal with The Beatles.
1963, American lyricist Otto Harbach died aged 90 in New York City. He co-wrote, 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'.
1969, New Jersey state prosecutors issue a warning to US record dealers that they would be charged with distributing pornography if they were caught selling the John Lennon / Yoko Ono LP 'Two Virgins'. Only 5,000 copies, depicting the pair in the nude, were ever pressed.
1969, The Doors appeared at Madison Square Garden, New York City, They were paid over $50,000 for the gig making them one of the highest paid acts this year.
1976, Bob Dylan started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart with his 17th studio album Desire.
1976, Diana Ross went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Theme From Mahogany', the singers third US No.1, a No.5 hit in the UK.
1977, The Buzzcocks appeared at the Roxy, in London, England, supported by Chelsea. Also appearing at the venue over the last week; The Damned, The Boys, The Adverts, Slaughter And The Dogs and Squeeze.
1979, The Clash released their first single in the US, 'I Fought The Law' (written by Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly's Crickets).
1979, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys divorced his wife Marilyn after 15 years together.
1980, Spandau Ballet appeared at The Blizt Club, London, England.
1980, A billboard was erected on Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, California to promote Pink Floyd's new album The Wall.
1981, Adam And The Ants started a 10-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their debut album 'Kings Of The Wild Frontier'.
1981, Steve Tyler of Aerosmith was hospitalised after being involved in a crash on his motorbike.
1987, Billy Vera and the Beaters started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'At This Moment' not a hit in the UK.
1992, Nirvana played their first ever show in Australia at the Phoenician Club in Sydney. Also on the bill, Tumbleweed and The Meanies.
1995, David Cole producer, keyboards, C & C Music Factory died of meningitis aged 32.
1998, Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Around The World'.
2005, Country singer Lynn Anderson was arrested for shoplifting after being caught stealing a Harry Potter DVD from a New Mexico supermarket and punching a police officer during her arrest.
2008, Amy Winehouse was admitted into rehab in a battle to kick her addiction to drugs. A statement from her record company, Universal said she entered the facility "after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors to continue her ongoing recovery against drug addiction."
This and That
Have you seen that new Crystal Visa! Back in the fall, the Visa debuted two TV commercials advertising its Visa NFL Fan Offers program. The focus of those ads? The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Weird! The ads here and here.
Each year 35,000 visit emergency rooms for injuries related to what? Nail guns - Guess the Lethal Weapon wasn't all wrong
This happens 6,900 times a year at U.S. hospitals. Triplets are born, and fathers take second jobs
jOBS, the biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ life, is coming to theaters April 19. Hard to imagine worse casting, Ashton Kutcher as iStar, Oh, he paid for it. Good Jobs!
Susan Warren, also known as "The Cleaning Fairy", was back in police custody this week in Elyria for clearing stranger's driveway of snow. You may remember Susan, who would break into homes to clean them. Is it a crime to clean up in Lorain County, or being nice?
And This ...
The National Chicken Council has announced that there’s a shortage of chicken wings. The NCC estimates wing consumption on Super Bowl Sunday will hit 1.23 billion, 12.3 million less than last year. But there will be plenty of Brussels sprouts. Oh Joy!
Jon Stewart...the most trusted news man in America? One last look at the inauguration.
Okay, I know it's a promo, but funny is funny.
30 ROCK (8p ET, NBC) -- Liz tries to rally her staff to save "TGS" as she and Criss receive some unexpected family news; Tracy and Jenna begin to plan for their careers beyond the show; Kenneth interferes with Jack's appointment of a new NBC president.
... Parks & Recreation, The Office, 1600 Penn and Rock Center are all new.
AMERICAN IDOL (8p ET, FOX -- More auditions.
GREY'S ANATOMY (9p ET, ABC) -- When a new medical professional enters the hospital, the surgeons of Seattle Grace are put on edge;.
GLEE (9p ET, FOX) -- The girls of the glee club organize a Sadie Hawkins dance leading to some interesting couplings among the members.
ANGER MANAGEMENT (9:30p ET, FX) -- Charlie tries to develop a romantic relationship with a beautiful woman who happens to also be a former patient of his, but their past with one another proves to be a major hindrance on their way to developing a healthy bond.
KING OF THE NERDS (10p ET, TBS) -- Team Blue and Team Orange are pitted against each other in a fantasy cosplay, hero vs. villain-style challenge, and afterwards, the losing team must send two of their own to a Nerd-Off, which will decide who is sent home for good.
And How are They Doing
Week of January 14-20
- AFC Championship: Baltimore vs. New England, CBS, 47.71 million
- AFC Championship Post-Game, CBS, 25.95 million
- NCIS, CBS, 22.86 million
- American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 17.93 million
- NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 17.64 million
- American idol (Thursday), Fox, 16.23 million
- Hawaii Five-0 (Sunday), CBS, 13.03 million
- Criminal Minds, CBS, 12.64 million
- 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 12.45 million
- The Big Bang Theory (Monday, 8:30 p.m.), CBS, 11.7 million
- Blue Bloods, CBS, 11.65 million
- The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 11.64 million
- Mike & Molly, CBS, 11.46 million
- Vegas, CBS, 11.27 million
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 10.68 million
- Modern Family, ABC, 11 million
- CSI: NY, CBS, 10.68 million
- How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 10.51 million
- Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 9.59 million
- Undercover Boss, CBS, 9.45 million
And on (or about) the Big Screen
The Oscars have perenially ignored James Bond, but this year – despite a snub for Skyfall in the Best Picture category – they’re upping the 007 quotient. Along with a tribute to the franchise’s 50th anniversary during the Oscar telecast, producers announced today that they’ve lined up Adele’s first live performance anywhere of the Oscar-nominated original theme song, “Skyfall.”
- Ray Stevens, 74, singer
- Neil Diamond, 72, singer, composer
- Aaron Neville, 72, singer/songwriter
- Becky Hobbs, 63, songwriter
- Nastassja Kinski, 53, actress (Tess)
- Mary Lou Retton, 45, Olympic gold medal gymnast
- Matthew Lillard, 43, actor (Scooby-Doo)
- Ed Helms, 39, actor (The Office)
- Tatyana Ali, 34, actress (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
- Mischa Barton, 27, actress