» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 7 | NO. 22 | Saturday, May 24, 2014

This week in Memphis history: May 23-29

By Bill Dries

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Email reporter | Comments ()

2013: The Memphis Grizzlies lost to the San Antonio Spurs ending the NBA team’s historic run in the playoffs after having defeated the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder in the first two rounds.

And Paul McCartney at FedExForum. McCartney paid a visit to Graceland during his time in the city, leaving a guitar pick at Elvis Presley’s grave.

1984: Plans were unveiled for a convention center hotel 10 years after the opening of the convention center – The Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza was scheduled to open the following spring as part of a new brand for the Memphis-based motel company. Eight Crowne Plazas had already opened in 10 months. Plans called for 415 guest rooms and 15 suites in the 18-story structure.

Premiering in movie theaters across the country, the movie “Making The Grade,” starring Judd Nelson, which was shot on the campus of Rhodes College, several private homes in Midtown and The Peabody hotel.

1916: The Brooks Memorial Art Gallery opened to the public after its construction at a cost of $115,000. Episcopal Bishop Thomas F. Gailor, reading a statement from Bessie Vance Brooks, the woman who donated $100,000 toward the museum in honor of her husband, Samuel Hamilton Brooks, said the museum is “for the free use and service of students of art and for the enjoyment, inspiration and instruction of our people.” The museum at its opening had no collection, no staff and no exhibition schedule.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 63 269 16,682
MORTGAGES 85 313 21,745
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 56 4,322
BUILDING PERMITS 0 209 39,587
BANKRUPTCIES 65 287 15,829
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 67 5,558
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 126 413 23,986
MARRIAGE LICENSES 22 94 5,129

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.