THIS DAY IN KIXTORY

65 years ago– In 1958, Little Richard quit his music career to enroll at Oakwood Bible College in Huntsville, Alabama. As soon as he enrolled, he said, “The Lord is on the side of ballad singers. Rock ‘n’ Roll is strictly Satan’s music.” He made the decision after his plane caught fire while he was on tour. He promised God he’d study the Bible if he didn’t go down in flames.

56 years ago– In 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died on the Cape Kennedy launch pad when their Apollo command module became engulfed in fire.

47 years ago– In 1976, the “Happy Days” spin-off “Laverne & Shirley” premiered, starring Penny Marshall as Laverne and Cindy Williams as Shirley.

30 years ago– In 1993, the great Andre The Giant died of a heart attack at the age of 46.

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