June 19, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939 in Atlanta, GA, legislation was enacted that disallowed pinball machines in the city. It was thought that playing pinball would lead to drinking, gambling, prostitution, juvenile delinquency, premature baldness and the writing of a future rock opera. They were right, ‘Tommy’ was released by the ‘Who’ in 1969.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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