On this day, 1927, the Grand Ole Opry first premiered on radio. A weekly country music stage concert held in Nashville, TN, the Grand Ole Opry is one of the longest running broadcasts in history. Membership in the Opry is considered one of country music’s highest achievements.
Also On This Day:
- The Senate Committee on Finance was created (1816)
- Nobel Prize Day – the first prizes were awarded in 1901
- International Human Rights Day
- International Animal Rights Day