America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.
1957: Country singer Patsy Cline releases the song "Walkin' After Midnight." The song would become Cline's first major hit single, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard country music chart, and No. 12 on its pop chart.