On this day: November 23

POSTED: 10:55 PM PST Nov 21, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 22, 2015 

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and "Three Men and a Baby" cleans up at the box office, all on this day.

OTD November 23 - Roy Acuff
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1992: Singer-songwriter and fiddler Roy Acuff, one of the most influential stars in country music history, dies of congestive heart failure at age 89 in Nashville, Tennessee. Acuff began his music career in the 1930s and gained fame as the singer and fiddler for his group, the Smoky Mountain Boys. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1938 and co-founded Acuff-Rose Music, the first major Nashville-based country music publishing company, in 1942.


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