The deadliest earthquake in recorded history hits China, Duke Ellington plays Carnegie Hall, North Korea captures a U.S. Navy ship, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class, all on this day.
1986: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Sam Cooke. Also inducted were Alan Freed and Sam Phillips as non-performers and Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmy Yancey and Robert Johnson as early influences.
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