On this day… October 17th

1892 – Composer Herbert Howells was born.

1940 – Will Bradley and His Orchestra recorded “Five O’Clock Whistle” for Columbia Records.


1953 – Conductor Leopold Stokowski performed the first concert of contemporary Canadian music to be presented in the U.S.

1960 – Billboard reported that Dion and the Belmonts were breaking up.

1962 – The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain’s Grenada TV Network