City of Austin declares Oct. 20 ‘Tom Petty Day’

1:03 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 Music
05 MAY 2012: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman

The City of Austin, by way of a proclamation by Mayor Steve Adler, has named Oct. 20 “Tom Petty Day,” KVUE reports

The day, this Friday, would have marked the singer’s 67th birthday. 

Below is the text of the proclamation issued by Adler:

Petty died earlier this month after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The city was encouraged to designate the day in Petty’s honor by Austin’s Sun Radio, which will honor Petty with a day-long playlist. 

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