1962: Walter Cronkite made his debut as anchorman of “The CBS Evening News.”
1972:The Electric Light Orchestra played its first live show.
1990:More than 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert honoring African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela. He had recently been freed from prison. Performers included Jackson Browne, Tracy Chapman, the Neville Brothers and Bonnie Raitt.
Today’s Birthdays: Singer Bobby Vinton is 79. Midnight Oil singer-turned-politician Peter Garrett is 61. Actress Ellen Barkin is 60. Bassist Jason Scheff of Chicago is 52. Singer Jimmy Osmond is 51. Singer David Pirner of Soul Asylum is 50. Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 49. Actor Jon Cryer is 49. Actor Peter Billingsley (“A Christmas Story”) is 43. Actor Lukas Haas is 38.