Tragedy Strikes At Cincinnati Who Concert in 1979 – December 3, 2015

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CINCINNATI TRAGEDY IN 1979: On this day (December 3rd) in 1979, a concert by The Who at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, turned to disaster when 11 members of the audience were trampled to death after a stampede to claim unreserved seats, another 26 fans were injured. The concert was using ‘festival seating’ where seats are available on a first come-first served basis. When the waiting fans outside the Coliseum heard the band performing a late sound check, they thought that the concert was beginning and tried to rush into the still-closed doors.

Happy Birthday: Andy Williams, Ozzy Osbourne, and Mickey Thomas.