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Eight Track Tape Day - do you remember those?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Eight Track Tape Day

When : Always April 11th

Eight Track Tape Day brings back fond memories of the sixties and seventies. During this era, eight track tapes ruled the music world. America's love of the automobile, was a driving force in creating the demand for musical cassette formats. For those who grew up in this era, an eight track tape player in your home and your car was an essential. It was eventually replaced by cassette and other formats for storing music.

Eight Track Tape Day is a day to bring back fond memories of the sixties and seventies. If you still have tapes and a player, by all means enjoy the day listening to some great music. If not, just spend a few minutes looking back in time to when you loved your eight track tapes!

Did you know? Eight track tapes were created by the jet maker William Lear.

Origin of "Eight Track Tape Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

It's origin likely hails from the sixties and seventies, when eight track cassettes were in use.

This Day in History April 11

William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain. (1689)

The Treaty of Fontainebleau ends the War of the Sixth Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, and forces him to abdicate unconditionally for the first time. (1814)

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized. (1876)

Spelman College is founded in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, an institute of higher education for African-American women (1881)

The U.S. Submarine Force was officially established. (1900)

The International Labour Organization is founded. (1919)

American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp. (1945)

President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea. (1951)

The most boring day since 1900 according to the True Knowledge Answer Engine. (1954)

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing. (1968)

Apollo 13 is launched. (1970)

The Apple I is created. (1976)

Ron Hextall becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in the playoffs. (1989)

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  • PMAY0313
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    1267 days ago
  • PATRICIAAK
    Yep! Sure remember!
    1267 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    I sure do! I had one of those in my car when I was a teenager! LOL! emoticon
    1268 days ago
  • BBECKER1955
    Wow, I remember having an an eight-track in my lime green metal-flake mustang. I even had hair then!
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    1268 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I still have cases of them,, tried to sell them in garage sales,, no takers.. anything from Beatles to original The Who,etc..
    1268 days ago
  • MARTYLYNN1
    My hubby sold a couple of 8 track players on ebay recently.
    1268 days ago
  • HANSBRINK
    My mother was a big fan of 8 track tapes. Reader's Digest had these modified versions of popular songs played by an unknown orchestra. She would play those tapes for hours. Unlike records or cassettes, those 8 tracks would never end. They'd just switch back to the first track and start all over. A musical Myth of Sisyphus.

    Thanks for the memory.
    1268 days ago
  • LOSER05
    I owned many.
    1268 days ago
  • EVIE4NOW
    Those were the days... and a much more innocent time, except I remember our bronco being broken into (late 70's) and the 8 tracks disappeared. they had also damaged the 8 track player and we had it replaced with a cassette player. It was a fun time tho.
    1268 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Oh, how I remember throwing down the top on my convertible, plugging in an eight-track and hitting the highway, with the radio blasting, going cruising just as fast as I can. (Apologies to Brian Wilson)

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1268 days ago
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