On This Day – 19th August

Posted on: Wed 19 Aug 2020

On this day in history;

In 1900, the first and only Olympic cricket game between France and Great Britain began. Great Britain won with 158 runs across a two day match, but the game was not recorded in any French or English national newspapers.

In 1955, New York disc jockey of WINS, Alan Freed, made the station-wide decision to not play cover versions of R&B songs performed by white people if they were originally performed by an African American artist.

Producer Leon Bishop joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann to elaborate on these events in history.

Produced by Leon Bishop

Image sourced: James Kriegsmann


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