Plus, after a performance at the Grand Ole Opry he was advised to go back to driving a truck.
Today is National One-Hit Wonder Day, honoring all those rock singers and groups that had just one hit record.
1493: Christopher Columbus left Spain with 17 ships on his second voyage to the New World.
1996: Turner Ranches announced that CNN’s Ted Turner had purchased a 578-thousand-acre ranch in New Mexico, increasing Turner’s total New Mexico holdings to 1,796 square miles. That’s roughly 1.5% of the state.
1954: In his only appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, this young performer sang “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” Talent coordinator John Denny told him to go back to truck driving. It was Elvis.