On This Day: November 23

November 23rd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Let’s check out some of the top 5 coolest events on this day in history…

  1. 2015: Taylor Swift dominated the American Music Awards, winning three prizes, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. One Direction was named favorite group and artist of the year, for the second year in a row and Ariana Grande was the surprise winner of Best Female, beating Taylor Swift.
  2. 1992: Miley Cyrus is born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee. Nicknamed “Smiley,” later shortened to “Miley,” she is the first child of country star Billy Ray Cyrus. She also has a famous godmother: Dolly Parton.

3. 1991: Michael Jackson had his fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Black or White’ which featured Slash on guitar. Also a No.1 hit in the US.

4. 1975: Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Bohemian Rhapsody. The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit.

5. 1974: The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 album with ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll’. The album which was the last Stones album for guitarist Mick Taylor peaked at No.2 in the UK.

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