On this day: November 5

Published On: Nov 05 2012 12:11:21 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 05 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

Guy Fawkes is caught red-handed, Susan B. Anthony votes, George Foreman becomes the oldest Heavyweight Champion ever, Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death, and tragedy strikes Fort Hood, all on this day.

OTD November 5 - Guy Lombardo
30 / 48
Library of Congress

1977: Canadian-American bandleader and violinist Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo, best known for almost a half-century of New Year's Eve big band performances on radio and television, dies of a heart attack at age 75 in Houston, Texas. Lombardo and his band, The Royal Canadians, were known for playing the traditional song "Auld Lang Syne" as part of the New Year's Eve celebrations, helping popularize the song for the holiday.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus