October 7th was declared the offical Backstreet Boys day by the mayor of Orlando, Florida back in 1998 when the world’s biggest pop group emerged and dominated the music scene.
They also received the key to the city.
Article from 10-04-1998, Orlando Sentinel
Mark Your Calendar For Backstreet Day
The city of Orlando is declaring Oct. 7 Backstreet Boys Day in honor of the tornado relief concert the group headlined in March, raising about $250,000 for local victims of the devastation.
All five - Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough - will be there to accept keys to the city and a proclamation from Orlando Mayor Glenda Hood.
``The boys group flew back to their hometown to help out in a big way after our community suffered the nation's deadliest tornado disaster in 13 years,'' Hood said. ``We appreciated their support then, and now we want to show some support back.''
[thanks to misha_bsb for the info and the article]