National Jukebox Day is celebrated in the United States the night before Thanksgiving. This is an important date for lovers of music and relaxation. Americans have long spent evenings in eateries listening to the tunes of such devices. They were popular in other countries as well. Great date to get nostalgic!
The first machine gun was introduced in France in 1889. Thomas Edison worked hard on its creation, but he was not at all an entrepreneur. Louis Glass replaced it perfectly by adding a coin acceptor to the device. He received a patent for the invention, and since then production has been massive.
Initially, the machines were installed at crowded fairs, gathering a crowd of onlookers around them. Then they began to place them in entertainment establishments. It was worth throwing a coin, and there was an opportunity to choose a favorite song – people danced in bars until the morning! In the 80s, devices became less popular: they were replaced by the era of digitalization.
It is noteworthy that even now you can find places with jukeboxes. There are a lot of them, you just have to turn around! Well, or join the fan community on National Day to get the latest news.
Did you know that:
- the famous model Wurlitzer P10 appeared in 1933 – it played 10 records;
- in the 60s they produced automatic machines with a remote selector;
- devices have been in the cinema more than once;
- in 2013 in California, criminals stole a jukebox instead of an ATM. They were probably under the influence of alcohol;
- vintage models cost a lot of money and are highly collectible.
How to celebrate
Find an institution with such a device, invite your friends and have fun with good music. Learn more historical data and share information with others. Even if it is not possible to find a jukebox, listen to the tracks on your phone, speakers, computer, TV.
When is National Jukebox Day celebrated in 2022?
National Jukebox Day is observed on the night before Thanksgiving each year.