On December 2, 1972, the Temptations earn the last of their four chart-topping hits when “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over the course of their storied career, the Temptations placed 38 hit records in the pop top 40—not just more than any other Motown Records artist, but more than any American pop group ever. The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Find the temptations on hoopla and Freegal.
David Macaulay, American illustrator and writer best known for Cathedral (1973), The Way Things Work (1988) and The New Way Things Work (1998), was born in Lancashire, England on December 2, 1942. His illustrations have been featured in popular, nonfiction books combining text and illustrations explaining architecture, design and engineering. Macaulay was a 2006 recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Program award and also a recipient of the Caldecott Medal in 1991 for Black and White (1990). TIME said of his work, “What [Macaulay] draws, he draws better than any other pen-and-ink illustrator in the world”. Find David Macaulay at the library