In 1877...Ernst Werner von Siemens patents the first loudspeaker
In 1942...New York City Disc Jockey, Dave Herman, was born. Most notably heard on WNEW and WXRK.
In 1953...WWRL 105.1 FM in NYC signed on. Station is now WWPR.
In 1956...Disc jockey Alan Freed's second film, "Don't Knock The Rock," starring Freed, Alan Dale and Patricia Hardy, with performances by Little Richard, Bill Haley and His Comets, Dave Appell and the Applejacks, and the Treniers, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
In 1977..."Saturday Night Fever," starring John Travolta and music by the Bee Gees, premiered in New York City.
In 1984...Broadcaster Howard Cosell retired from ABC-TV's "Monday Night Football."
In 2005...Walter A. Schwartz - GM at Musicradio 77 WABC died