On this day: November 23

Published On: Nov 22 2012 12:55:36 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 23 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and Africa gets its first elected female head of state, 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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