➦In 1899...Radio actor, Freeman Gosden, was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was "Amos" on the famed "Amos 'n' Andy" Radio show.
Freeman Gosden was born in Richmond, Virginia. During World War I he served in the United States Navy as a wireless operator, which prompted his great interest in the young medium of radio. While attending school in Richmond, Gozzie worked part-time in Tarrant's Drug Store at 1 West Broad Street.
|Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll|
In 1926, Gosden and Correll had a hit with their radio show Sam & Henry on Chicago radio station WGN. Sam & Henry is considered by some historians to have been the first situation comedy.
In 1969, Gosden was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio. He died from congestive heart failure in Los Angeles, California in 1982 at the age of 83
➦In 1900...The Billboard, a magazine for the music and entertainment industries, began weekly publication after six years as a monthly. The name was later shortened to Billboard.
|Perry Como - circa Early '40s|
➦In 1986…Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chairman Ahmet Ertegen announced that Cleveland, Ohio had been chosen as the city where the Hall would be built.
➦In 2008...John R. Gambling rejoins WOR 710 AM NYC.
When WOR ended Rambling with Gambling in 2000 after 75 years on the air, John R. Gambling moved up the dial to WABC, taking over the post-morning-drive 10 a.m. - noon slot. Gambling was fired by WABC on February 29, 2008 in a cost-cutting move. On April 30, 2008, WOR announced the return of John R. Gambling to its air waves in his old morning-drive timeslot starting May 5, 2008.